On Negro Leagues’ 100th anniversary, Memphis Red Sox’s legacy lives on

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 28, 2024 9:08 PM CT | Published: August 13, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Sam Allen, now 84, remembers a final summer with Memphis that afforded him the chance to play baseball even as players suffered discrimination.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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