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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our 2013 Special Guests

Members of The Black Aces (the 13 African-American major league baseball pitchers who won 20 or more games in a single season) including
 

Vida Blue

Al Downing

Jim “Mudcat” Grant

 

Fergie Jenkins

Mike Norris

J.R. Richard

   

Here are the celebrities who are planning to attend this year's tournament:

 

Joel Bennett

Roosevelt Bouie

Lance Broadway

Anthony Brunelli

Gina "Chirpie" Casey

Tom Dempsey

James Fiorentino

John Govern

Tony Jeter

Pete Johnson

Bob Kendrick

Steve Kraly

Dave Lemanczyk

Craig Mabee

Ross Moschitto

Father Kevin Mullen

Brendan O'Reilly

Stack Pierce

Sam W. Randolph, Jr.

Bob Reed

Ron Robinson

Matt Roe

Johnny Roland

Mayor Matthew Ryan

John Schmitt

John Schultz

Dale Shackleford

Duke Sims

Maggie Volz-Cameron

Randy Will

Willie Wilson




mudcatheadJim "Mudcat" Grant
A right-handed pitcher who played 14 seasons (1958-1971), primarily with the Indians and Twins. Grant was the first African-American to win 20 games in the minor leagues. He debuted for the Indians in 1958 and as a member of the Indians was named to the All-Star team in 1963. After being traded to the Twins in 1964, he had his best year in 1965, going 21-7 with six shutouts and a 3.30 ERA. The Twins played the Dodgers in the 1965 World Series, and Grant became the first African-American to a win a World Series game, winning Games One and Six. In 1969, Grant earned the Expos franchise’s first win. In 1970, he went 8-3 with 24 saves for the A’s and the Pirates. Grant finished with 144 victories and a 3.63 ERA.

To read more on Jim "Mudcat" Grant and The Black Aces, visit this link.

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