The Power of the Internet: Digging Up Negro League History

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I recently watched a Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel segment about a teenage boy who is committed to reuniting former Negro league players with each other and with their glory days. The story alone is inspiring and intriguing, and left me shedding a couple tears. But when you realize how much this young man has done, it’s actually quite amazing!

I realize this post is a bit of a digression from what I typically write about. However, the online efficiency with which Cam Perron tracks down people and information was my motivation for writing this post. But before I can get into that, I want to give you some background on the actual story.

It all started six years ago when a young Cam Perron became fascinated with the “under dogs” of the Negro Leagues of baseball. He started researching and the more he found out, the more he wanted to know. He started sending letters, through the good old snail-mail means, to many of the former players he could track down. And, many of them started writing him back. He developed relationships and regular communications with many of these former baseball players.

Four years ago, Cam, at the age of 14, attended a Negro League Reunion, accompanied by his mom. Ever since, he has been a regular at these yearly events and is responsible for bringing together many of the former ball players. Cam has accumulated mass amounts of baseball cards and baseballs (all signed) for his personal collection.

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