Rothenberg: Atlanta mystery solved in Cooperstown

From SABR member Matt Rothenberg at on November 27, 2018, with mention of SABR member Tom Shieber:

n William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Juliet asks, “What’s in a name?”

For Baseball Hall of Fame curator emeritus Ted Spencer, the name of Norman Ladelle Brown has led to almost 25 years of research, acquaintanceship and answers to baseball mysteries.

Unlike Shakespeare’s tale of medieval-era, star-crossed romantics, the connection between Spencer and Brown started on Memorial Day of 1995 when the Museum’s Baseball Enlists exhibit debuted. The exhibit explored baseball’s involvement during World War II, from ballplayers who joined the armed forces to the women taking their roles on playing fields in various parts of the country.

One of the features of the exhibit was a list of the major leaguers and Negro Leaguers who had served their country during the war.

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Originally published: November 27, 2018. Last Updated: November 27, 2018.