Tag: Black Baseball

Meet Negro League’s Legend Sam Allen

Journey back in time to the era of segregated baseball with Sam Allen, who played left field with the Negro League teams of Kansas City Monarchs, Raleigh Tigers, and Memphis Red Sox before serving in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.  Allen, a Norfolk resident, is a national treasure and he joins us to reminisce about his experiences with our national pastime both on and off the field.  The event is free but donations are encouraged.

Photo Credit: “Sam Allen, speaking at a Negro Leagues panel in Washington, DC, in 2009. Photo courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research.”