Henry: Georgia teen honors hometown Negro League players

From Skyler Henry at WMGT-TV on November 27, 2015:

Several former Negro League baseball players are being honored forever in Macon. One teen got the idea to honor them after realizing there wasn’t anything representing the players in town.

Time is precious, but you don’t have to tell that to Bob Scott.

“It’s so wonderful that I lived to get this old and to come back to this ball park and see what I see,” he said while laughing.

Nearly 70 years ago, Robert “Bob” Scott pitched in the Negro Leagues at one point at Luther Williams Field.

“I had that urge to see this ball field and I couldn’t wait to get here,” Bob said.

The dirt, the diamond, the dugouts — all memories of a career that saw history being made right before his very eyes; including a run-in with Jackie Robinson.

“Jackie came up to me and he said to me, ‘You’ve pitched for innings already, I’m sure you’ll want to pitch tomorrow night in Macon,” he said praising the legendary player.

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Originally published: December 4, 2015. Last Updated: December 4, 2015.