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This is the grave of Hughie Jennings. Born in 1869 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Jennings grew up in an Irish family. His parents had immigrated to the U.S. and his father was working in coal. Jennings was headed for a lifetime in the mines too. As a child, he was working separating coal from slate–a breaker […]
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Other Necessary Name Changes

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On June 23, 2020
It’s certainly true that the Washington *spit* Redskins and Cleveland Indians badly need to change their names. But let’s not sleep on one of the most offensive names in all of sports, the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have always been widely revered in my native state. We learned they were fearless guardians of civilization whose […]
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This is the grave of Ernie Banks. Born in Dallas in 1931, Banks was a star athlete, the son of a semi-pro baseball player who worked construction and in warehouses to make ends meet. He started playing for the Dallas Black Giants while still in high school. He might have become a minister (in fact, […]
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