Oscar Charleston
a special event for baseball fans honoring one of baseball's forgotten legends
Thursday, November 14, 7pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
What do you get when you combine the skills of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker? According to Buck O’Neil, Oscar Charleston.
Oscar Charleston was the Negro Leagues’ most popular and widely admired superstar. His combined record as a player, manager, and trailblazing scout makes him the most accomplished figure in black baseball history. And his mastery of the quintessentially American sport under the conditions of segregation revealed what was possible for black achievement, bringing hope to millions. American Philanthropic and the Society for American Baseball Research invite you to join Jeremy Beer, author of the new biography, Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player, and Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro on Thursday, November 14, for a discussion of Charleston and the unknown, inspiring legacy of the Negro Leagues.
This is a free event...
But attendees are asked to consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of SABR and its Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project, which funds headstones for Negro Leagues players buried in unmarked graves. Those who make a donation of $150 or more are invited to attend a free private dinner at Southern Rail, located next door to Changing Hands, immediately afterward with Piecoro, Beer, SABR CEO Scott Bush, and members of the SABR staff. Click here to make a donation online.

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