Whirty: An update on the Weldy Walker grave marker effort

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on February 11, 2016:

How did the second African American to play in the major leagues end up in an unmarked grave in Steubenville, Ohio?

While SABR member Craig Brown can’t answer that “why” question, he can state positively that placing a marker on Weldy Walker‘s burial site is within in reach.

But it can only become reality if he, SABR and the Negro League Baseball Grave Marker Project receive help from us, the fans, historians and researchers who strive to keep the memory of the Negro Leagues alive.

Weldy Walker was the brother of Moses Fleetwood Walker, who became the first black player in what was considered major league baseball in 1884 with the American Association‘s Toledo Blue Stockings.

Read the full article here: https://homeplatedontmove.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/weldy-walker-grave-marker-effort/

Originally published: February 13, 2016. Last Updated: February 13, 2016.