Warren Peace

William Warren Peace was born in Kittrell, North Carolina, on…

Lennie Pearson

Lennie Pearson was one of the mainstays of the Newark Eagles…

Leon Ruffin

A superior defensive catcher, the well-traveled Leon Ruffin was…

Ruppert Stadium (Newark, NJ)

If “What’s past is prologue,” as Shakespeare wrote,1 Ruppert…

Murray Watkins

Murray “Skeeter” Watkins was a baseball lifer. He was a Negro…
Jimmy Wilkes (COURTESY OF JAY DELL-MAH)

Jimmy Wilkes

“They used to say Brantford could put its left-fielder five…
Rufus Lewis, Jimmy Wilkes, and Cotton Williams (NOIRTECH, INC.)

Robert "Cotton" Williams

Rufus Lewis, left, Jimmy Wilkes, center, and Cotton Williams…