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Negro Leagues baseball player Ray Knox receives key to city

Nora Shelly, Reporter

February 9, 2016

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl presented Monday night a key to the city to Ray Knox, a former Negro Leagues baseball player. Knox began playing in the Negro Leagues at age 14 in 1949, and is one of just a few dozen former players who are still alive. The Negro Leagues originated in 1...

Baseball: Portland, Magallones selected in MLB draft

Bobby Pillote, Sports Editor

June 11, 2015

Baseball Pitchers Matt Portland and Brandon Magallones were chosen in the MLB draft Wednesday. Portland, a junior southpaw, went in the 17th round (519th overall) to the Kansas City Royals, and Magallones, a senior...

Former Negro League baseball player celebrated in Evanston

Edward Cox, Reporter

February 23, 2015

Inside his South Evanston apartment, former Negro League player Ray Knox flipped through a calendar with black and white photos of baseball players, reminiscing in his deep, gravelly voice on the friendships he forged in the...