Meet former Negro League ballplayer Gilbert Black Hernandez

Windsor - posted Jan, 07 2014

WINDSOR - You can meet former Negro League ballplayer Gilbert Black Hernandez on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Windsor Public Library. The Negro Leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams predominantly made up of African Americans and Latin Americans. Because blacks were not being accepted into the Major and Minor baseball leagues, they formed their own teams and had made professional teams by the 1880s. Glibert Hernandez Black witnessed the greatness of Willie Mays, Robert Clemente, Robin Roberts, Sal Maglie, “Big Jim” Hearn, Dave Caslow, Warren Spahn, Joe Adcock, Sibbi Sisti, Sam Jethroe, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Stan Musial and so many more. Come and be a part of this historical event as Gilbert Black Hernadez shares his experiences playing for the Negro League. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program runs from 7 to 8 p.m., and is free of charge. Call 860-285-1918 if you have any questions or require additional information.

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