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Jackie Robinson movie spurs memories of integrated American Legion baseball team [Commentary]

Over the years I sometimes think of Tony Carter and wonder what happened to him. Carter was a left-handed hitting second baseman who had some pop — baseball lingo for power. I also remember he ran on the tip of his toes and had a large Afro. I grew up in rural Virginia and Carter was the first African-American teammate I ever had in baseball. I played organized baseball from the time I was 6 through my freshman year of college at what is now Eastern Mennonite University, a Division III program in Harrisonburg, Va. But it was not through a school team in which Carter and I were teammates. It was the summer of 1980 that we were on an American Legion team together in Harrisonburg....

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