He’s No Longer Forgotten
Detroit Negro League Star William Binga’s legacy gets a boost
Click the photo above to check out an Hour Detroit Magazine online article about my Binga ancestor, written by Ryan Whirty. Many thanks to Ryan for his interest, dedicated research and journalistic contributions on behalf the Negro Leagues. I’m very grateful to Ryan, Peter Gorton, the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project, The Winfield Foundation and the Donaldson Network for bringing William H. Binga, his talent and accomplishments, as an early Negro leagues baseball player, back from obscurity for this well deserved recognition.
Ryan Whirty is an award-winning journalist and researcher who specializes in the Negro Leagues. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. This August, the society will hold its annual Negro Leagues conference in Detroit, MI.
Source | http://www.hourdetroit.com/
William H. Binga Memorial Celebration Flyer created by Peter Gorton
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