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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...

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...