On Saturday August 25th, The Ted Williams Museum will host a public autograph signing for three former Negro League Players. The museum is located inside Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. The signings will start at 11:10am and will continue until the Rays take on the Oakland Athletics at 1:10pm.
According to the Negro League Baseball Museum:
Clifford "Quack" Brown played second base and shortstop from 1949-1951 for the Philadelphia Stars. He later coached for the Belmont Heights Little League, which has produced baseball stars such as Dwight Gooden, Gary Sheffield and Derek Bell.
Walter Gibbons was a pitcher from 1941 -1949. He played for the Pepsi-Cola Giants, Tampa Rockets, Philadelphia Stars, New York Black Yankees and Indianapolis Clowns.
Raydell Maddix was a pitcher from 1947 - 1953. He pitched back-to-back no-hitters in 1945 while playing for the Panama City Blues. Maddix led the Negro Leagues in strikeouts in 1948 and 1949 and played for the Indianapolis Clowns from 1949 - 1950.
A $10.00 donation to the Ted Williams Museum will get you all three autographs.
Price and schedule are subject to change. Players reserve the right to refuse any item.
Labels: Florida, Negro League Players Autographs, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays, Ted Williams Museum, Tropicana Field