Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ulysses "Slim" Hollimon

Major League Baseball is doing a special draft this year to honor the Negro Leagues, during which each team is selecting one former Negro League player. The Royals selected pitcher Ulysses "Slim" Hollimon. Hollimon played from 1948-1956 for the Birmingham Black Barons and the Baltimore Elite Giants. He pitched in the East-West All-Star Game in 1951.

1 comment:

Katy Widrick said...

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You can see a video we did at MLB's recent symbolic draft of Negro League players, which includes Millito Navarro, Peanut Johnson, Charley Pride and Bill Blair as well as Ken Griffey and Dave Winfield.

I hope you enjoy it!

http://growingbolder.com/media/Sports/Baseball/Righting-a-Wrong-155775.html

 
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