GOODBYE DOUBLE DUTY

Former Negro League star Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe died yesterday in his Chicago home at 103 years of age. In the 1932 Negro World Series he caught Satchel Paige in the first game of a doubleheader, then pitched a shutout in the second game. This performance prompted sportswriter Damon Runyon to provide the nickname “Double Duty”. Radcliffe pitched & caught multiple no-hitters in his career, won more than 400 games on the mound, batted over .300 lifetime with more than 400 homeruns. He belongs in the Baseball Hall of Hame. It’s just a shame that Double Duty didn’t live long enough to see himself enshrined into the Hall.

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