Negro League legend and Baseball Hall Of Famer Pete Hill may or may not have been born in Culpeper County Virginia. After much debate as to whether or not Hill had been born in the county, the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors voted to fund half the cost of a plaque to honor Hill at their Culpeper Community Sports Complex. The story link below talks about the interesting debate about where Hill actually was born and how historians clashed with board members during the meeting to decide if the city would help fund the project.
You may remember Brian, the fellow who got Bryce Harper to sign his Mickey Mantle autographed baseball and threw a baseball into the woods after Pete Rose refused to sign it (see second and third videos below). Well he has also graced the YouTube world with this gem documenting his journey to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame induction weekend with a music video set to Jeremih’s hit single Down On Me. Brian jumps into the action with lip syncing and dance moves outside of the Hall Of Fame doors. You also get cameos by a number of major league baseball Hall Of Famers. Two minutes of outstanding entertainment.
He’s a Hall of Famer, a 7x All Star, a World Series champion, and was the second African American player in baseball, and the first in the American League. Now Larry Doby will be honored with a postage stamp as part of a 2012 series featuring “Major League Baseball All Stars”. In the story you can see the stamp, and learn more about Doby through the words of Charleston RiverDogs president Mike Veeck, whose father Bill Veeck brough Doby to the Cleveland Indians in 1947.