Negro League baseball
History Of Negro League Baseball
Jose Mendez (3/19/1887 - 10/31/1921) was a Cuban-African star in Negro League baseball. He started his career as a fast-ball pitcher with the Cuban Almendares Blues, overwhelming visiting US teams during the winter. In 1920 he was signed as manager of the Kansas City Monarchs where he also played shortstop and pitched while leading then to three pennants. #TodayInBlackHistory
William Julius "Judy" Johnson (October 26, 1899 – June 15, 1989) was an American third baseman in Negro league baseball. He played for the Hilldale Club, Homestead Grays, and Pittsburgh Crawfords from 1921 to 1936. Considered one of the greatest third basemen in the Negro leagues, he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.