NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: Raymond Emmett "Hooks" Dandridge
Dandridge was the preeminent third baseman of the Negro Leagues, anchoring that position for the Newark Eagles' "million-dollar infield" (1937-38). Hooks spent many years playing in Latin American with stints in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. His primary home south of the Border was Mexico, where his association with league president Jorge Pasquel resulted in Pasquel recruiting many Negro Leagues' and Major League's players in an attempt to establish a third major league. In 1940, Pasquel drew 63 Negro League players to Mexico up from 16 In 1939. This represented 20% of the rostered players in the Negro American and Negro National Leagues. Dandridge was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.
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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