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Round of 32 - Cum Posey Region - Negro League Centennial Tournament

While we may not have March Madness or even baseball for now, we can still have fun with a tournament of great Negro League players in our 64 player tournament. Today the round of 32.


Cum Posey Region


4 - Cool Papa Bell vs. 36 - John Donaldson

Cool Papa Bell career highlights:


John Donaldson career highlights:

  • 413 wins

  • Struck out 500+ batters three consecutive years

  • 5,081 strikeouts

  • Between 1911 and 1913 posted a record of 121-8

  • Struck out 31 batters in an 18-inning game

  • Holds strikeout records of 30, 29, 28, 27, 26 (3-times), 25 (2-times), 24, 23 (4-times), 22 (3- times), 21 (7-times), and 20 (8-times)

  • Pitched two perfect games

  • 14 no-hitters

  • Struck out at least 10 batters in a game 234 times

  • Played from 1908 to 1941 (33-years) and at least 25 different teams. (Shop today and be like John Donaldson)

20 - Monte Irvin vs. 52 - Hank Aaron

Monte Irvin career highlights:

  • Hit .422 and .396 (1940–41),

  • Won a triple crown in Mexican League

  • MVP in 1945–46 Puerto Rican Winter League

  • Batting title in 1946 Negro Leagues hitting .401

  • 5x Negro League All-Star

  • World Series champion (1954)

  • NL RBI leader (1951)

  • San Francisco Giants No. 20 retired

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (1973)

  • Newark Eagles (1938-42, 1946-1948), New York Giants (1949-1955) & Chicago Cubs (1956). (Shop today and be like Monte Irvin)


Hank Aaron career highlights:

  • Played for three months as a SS in Negro Leagues

  • Hit .366 with 5 HR's and 33 RBI's in 26 games in Negro Leagues

  • 25× All-Star (19551975)