Readers' Choice 2017

Online balloting for The Paducah Sun's 2017 Readers' Choice selections begins Jan. 26 and will run through Feb. 7. Watch our site for updates.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Baseball author, former Negro Leaguer, to speak

Staff report

As part of this year's Emancipation Celebration, the McCracken County Public Library, the Hotel Metropolitan and the Kentucky Humanities Council will offer an Evenings Upstairs event today on integration in baseball: "Breaking Down Barriers."

Held in the library's second floor meeting room, the free public event will begin with a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with Dennis "Bose" Biddle. A Negro League baseball pitcher who - beginning at age 17 - played for the Chicago American Giants from 1953 to 1954, Biddle is author of "Secrets of the Negro Baseball League: As Told By Dennis Biddle."

At 7 p.m., retired Murray State University educational psychology professor Dick Usher will portray Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, considered a catalyst of baseball integration because of his support for teammate Jackie Robinson. Reese led the Brooklyn Dodgers to seven pennants and a World Series win in 1955.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 1fff444cda3246fe9319c68817d53a14
Top Classifieds
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Local sports schedule
  2. Church Calendar
  3. Trump: The past is prologue
  1. Paul asks Perry to support cleanup funding in Paducah
  2. Hayden: Truck, suspects found in hit-and-run case
  3. Man, son taken to hospital after deer leads to wreck
  1. Local sports schedule
  2. Church Calendar
  3. Here we go â ¦ again
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...