Ervin: Former Negro League star Binga honored, remembered with grave marker

From Phil Ervin at Fox Sports North on July 2, 2014, with mention of SABR member Peter Gorton:

Pacing through the grass at Crystal Lake cemetery, Pete Gorton kept one eye peeled for a clue, the other on his 1 1/2-year old daughter as she rested in his arms or crawled on the lush ground beside him.

Finding a particular headstone is one thing. Locating a grave without one is another.

Eventually, Gorton — an avid baseball historian and, during the day, a communications specialist at a Twin Cities law firm — found the spot. A nondescript patch of grass underneath which rested the body of a man who starred in his sport but never reached its highest echelon.

The man inside the coffin underneath Gorton and his daughter France’s feet had been mostly forgotten.

But the past is not completely gone.

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Originally published: July 2, 2014. Last Updated: July 2, 2014.