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Karl Lindholm: The Indians of Cleveland — and me


CATCHER QUINCY TROUPPE, left, and pitcher Sam “Toothpick” Jones in 1952 were the first Black battery (pitcher and catcher) in Major League Baseball. Trouppe and Jones also played for the Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro American League. Jones was the first Black pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the Major Leagues, pitching for the Chicago Cubs in 1955. Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project

“The Yankees cannot lose.”

“But I fear the Indians of Cleveland.”

                                (“The Old Man and the Sea,” Ernest Hemingway, 1956)

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