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Sweet 16 - Gus Greenlee 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. Sweet 16.

Gus Greenlee Region

3 - Satchel Paige vs. 14 - Ray Dandridge

By Dick Perez

Satchel Paige career highlights:

Ray Dandridge career highlights:

22 - Hilton Smith vs. 6 - Pop Lloyd

By Kadir Nelson

Hilton Smith career highlights:

Pop Lloyd career highlights:

  • Lifetime batting average: .343

  • According to the historian John Holway, Lloyd batted .337 (970 hits in 2881 at bats) in the Negro leagues. According to a recent study sponsored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame that covers the organized (post-1920) Negro leagues, Lloyd batted .343 with a .450 slugging percentage.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (1977)

  • (Shop today and be like Pop Lloyd)


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