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Pat Scantlebury, the Ancient Rookie

Wed., Mar. 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, many Negro League players signed contracts with Major League teams, and the aging stars found it challenging to extend their careers in the Majors. Some players, like 38-year-old Pat Scantlebury, stretched the truth about their ages. Although Scantlebury’s age was a source of consternation in the papers, his successful career on the mound was never challenged. Read article >>