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Former players Walter Gibbons, Clifford Brown and Raydell Maddix
Negro Baseball League

It wasn't until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 that African American and white baseball players competed in the same league. Walter Gibbons, Clifford Brown, and Raydell Maddix remember those days - they all played for teams in the Negro Baseball League in the years before baseball was integrated. Recently, the three former players reunited and reminisced about those early days of baseball and playing in the league.

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