Gregg and I had the great fortune to be able to interview former Negro Leaguer Johnny “Lefty” Washington in this week’s podcast. You can listen to Part I in our podcast #36 this week, or you can listen to the interview in its entirety here.
There, unfortunately, is no baseball pension for a number of former Negro Leaguers, which I believe is an absolute shame. As a means to provide these former Negro leaguers with some baseball related revenue, Mr. Crawford designed NegroLeagueLegends.org.
I just bought an autographed baseball from Mr. Washington for only $25 (includes shipping) from that site.
Topics we discuss in our interview include the major league baseball pension issue, information about the site, racism in baseball then and now, and Mr. Washington’s favorite baseball moment (involves one Satchel Paige).
Interview with Gary Crawford and Johnny “Lefty” Washington
Approximately 30 minutes
BaseballGeeks.com PodCast #36
Approximately 45 minutes… includes Part I of the interview (Part II next week); or just listen to the whole thing, above…