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Negro Leagues baseball player Ray Knox receives key to city

Nora Shelly, Reporter

February 9, 2016

Filed under City, Local

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

Filed under Baseball, Sports

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

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

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...

Goodman: Blue Jays should set example for athletes and promote tolerance

Meredith Goodman, Columnist

September 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many athletes recently have adorned their eyeblack with symbolic messages, including areas codes, team logos and bible verse numbers (sported most famously by quarterback Tim Tebow). But on Sept. 15, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop...