As many victims try to recover from this year’s Midwest flooding, one Negro League legend had all his baseball memories washed away.
Jim Litke of the ASSOCIATED PRESS has the story of Art Pennington, a former baseball star whose house was damaged when the Cedar River engulfed the town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And when then waters finally receded, Pennington’s collection of classic memorabilia was destroyed:
One by one, the SbB Girls are slowly taking over the media landscape.
• William “Refrigerator” Perry had to be brought in for maintenance.
• See what happens when you bite & punch kids just to grab a Ken Griffey Jr. home run ball? You wind up on the streets.
• Michael Irvin’s house is a very, very, very fine house.
• Geddy Lee Rushes to Kansas City to give some special autographed gifts to the Negro Leagues Museum.
• One EliteXC fighter wasn’t so impressed with Kimbo Slice’s primetime debut.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Muesum’s Legacy Awards were recently announced, and Alex Rodriguez has once again been most-honored.
The KANSAS CITY STAR reports “this year Rodriguez is the winner of a Josh Gibson home run award (his fifth) and an Oscar Charleston MVP award (his fourth). But he’s never been here to personally receive any of those honors.”
And, “A-Rod hasn’t confirmed he’s coming” this year, “But as of Wednesday, neither the Yankee slugger nor his representatives had said he isn’t.”