Former Negro League Baseball Players Honored at the White House

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  • Heroes of Baseball
  • Minnie Forbes
  • Mamie Johnson
  • Larry LeGrande
  • James "Red" Moore
  • Minnie "Cuban Comet" Minoso
  • Bob Scott
  • Ron Teasley
  • Pedro Sierra
  • Larry Lester

Mamie Johnson

What Mamie “Peanut” Johnson lacked in height, she made up for with “A Strong Right Arm.” Prior to publishing a book on the obstacles she faced as a professional Negro League baseball player, a 5-foot-3-inch-tall Johnson pitched fastballs averaging 80 to 85 mph for the Indianapolis Clowns from 1953 to 1955. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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