Special Stamp Unveiled In Washington

A mix of baseball fans and players surrounded a diamond in Beaufort County Friday to watch the unveiling of the Postal Service's newest 44 cent commemorative stamp.

The stamp honors Negro Baseball Leagues, first created back in 1920 for players who weren't allowed to join Major or Minor Leagues.

Jackie Robinson broke that barrier in 1947 and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but Negro Leagues stuck around until the 60's.

Some of those players were in Washington Friday, like North Carolinian Cliff Layton who first got turned down by the Indianapolis Clowns, but was determined to make the team.

While the stamp's dedication was held in Washington Friday afternoon, it won't be released nationally until July 15th.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2010 at 07:02 AM
    What a load of crap, imagine if we decided to make a stamp honoring WHITE baseball players.... "racism, racism, NAACP, racism blah blah blah"
  • by Rick Location: Washington on Jul 2, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    Here we go again 3..2..1 osoc, awaiting your negative comments! You must be squirming in your pants on this one.
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