DeAngelis: Baseball star Pop Lloyd still a local force, decades after his death

From Martin DeAngelis at The Press of Atlantic City on February 11, 2017, with mention of SABR member Larry Hogan:

Several generations shared a Saturday afternoon of lessons on local history that’s also baseball history and black history.

They came together at the Atlantic County Library branch for a program on the late John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, the Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop who called Atlantic City home for much of his life.

Lawrence D. Hogan, a history professor, has written four books on the history of the Negro Leagues, Lloyd’s and other black stars’ only place to play professionally until Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball in 1947.

“Remember the name John Henry ‘Pop’ Lloyd,” Hogan told an audience of almost 50 people, more than a dozen of them from Champions of Youth, a program associated with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

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Originally published: February 13, 2017. Last Updated: February 13, 2017.