NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: Oscar McKinley "Charlie" Charleston
Charleston, a five-tool player, was a combination of Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth and widely considered the Negro Leagues' greatest player. While Charleston possessed a legendary temper on the field, he was also a charismatic fan favorite and mentor to many young players. Charleston managed the great Pittsburgh Crawford team of 1936, considered by some the best Negro Leagues' team ever assembled. In 1945, he scouted for Branch Rickey as manager of the Brooklyn Brown Dodgers, a subterfuge team Rickey created to mask the scouting of Negro League players. Charleston recommended both Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella to pioneer integration. Charleston was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.
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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