NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: George "Mule" Suttles
Suttles swung a 50-ounce bat to great effect launching tape measure HRs wherever he played. One of his chosen winter ball destinations was on the West Coast in the California Winter League (CWL), where he played in eight campaigns ending in 1939-40. The CWL (1910-1947) was an integrated league, typically composed of four to six teams. One or two teams were composed of Negro Leagues' players. Other teams featured players from the MLB (usually former players), the Pacific Coast League, semi-pro leagues and Mexico. The teams composed of Negro Leagues' players won 22 titles in 27 years from 1921-1947. The CWL showed the promise of integrated ball 25 years before MLB accepted black players.
About Charity: Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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