Black Buzz Sports News
Lake Placid, New York
March 17, 2010
Can anyone answer the following question. In 1979, the Yankees wore a Black armband on the left jersey sleeve in honor of the passing of what Yankees player ?
The four greatest center fielders of All- Time also played in the City of New York and they are as follows:
1. Willie Mays-New York & San Francisco Giants and Mets.
2. Joe DiMaggio- The Yankee Clipper ( Jolt in Joe)
3. Mickey Mantle- The New York Yankees
4. Duke Snyder-The Brooklyn Dodgers and L.A. Dodgers
* Blogger Black Buzz notes that Cool Papa Bell of the great Negro Leagues may have been better than all of the four great above center fielders .In 1999, Cool Papa Bell was ranked 66th.on the Sporting News list of baseball greatest players, one of five players so honored who played all or most of their careers in the Negro Leagues. Cool Papa was also a finalist for the Major League Baseball All Century team.
The following lines are from blogger Black Buzz's poem titled "Man, Could They Play That Game ".
Cool Papa ran the bases so fast
players felt in order to stop Cool Papa
they needed a pair of Ever last