Diunte: Marvin Price, youngest to play in Negro Leagues, dies at 81

From SABR member Nick Diunte at Examiner.com on August 16, 2013:

Marvin D. Price, the youngest baseball player ever in the Negro American League, passed away in Chicago on Sunday July 21, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease according to an e-mail Thursday from his niece Maria Stimpson. He was 81.

Price was born in Chicago on April 5, 1932, the second youngest child to Mary Emma Anderson Price and Porter Earl Price. As a youngster, he developed a passionate appetite for the sport.

“One day, Marvin couldn’t come out to play [baseball] because he was sick,” said his sister Gloria Price Stimpson. “The other boys would look up to Marvin, who would be standing in the window, and they’d ask him to make the call – ‘out, safe, foul ball, or fair ball’. He always imagined that baseball would play a huge role in his life.”

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Originally published: August 19, 2013. Last Updated: August 19, 2013.