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Round of 32 - Effa Manley 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 begins.

Effa Manley Region

1 - Oscar Charleston vs. 33 - Dick Lundy

Oscar Charleston career highlights:

  • Lifetime .339 batting average, .326 in exhibition games vs. MLB players

  • 3x All-Star

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (1976)


Dick Lundy career highlights:


COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

17 - Judy Johnson vs. 16 - Mule Suttles

Judy Johnson career highlights:


Mule Suttles career highlights:

  • 5x All-Star

  • Hit .329 with 129 home runs in Negro League competition, the latter number second on the all-time list in Negro League play.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)


COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

9 - Willie Wells vs. 24 - "Cannonball" Dick Redding

Willie Wells career highlights:


"Cannonball" Dick Redding career highlights:

  • .667 Career Winning Percentage

  • Thought to be the fastest pitcher in the history of the league


COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

40 - Newt Allen vs. 57 - Buck O'Neil

Newt Allen career highlights:

  • In 1929 batted .330 while hitting 24 doubles and stealing 23 bases

  • Second team of a 1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of the Greatest Black Players

  • Career - .293 career batting average, 16 home runs, 640 games.


Buck O'Neil career highlights:


COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW


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