One of N.J.’s greatest ballplayers receives one of nation’s highest honors

His father was best first baseman in South Carolina, limited by the comparison because nobody was going to let a Black man be the best at anything in the heart of the segregated South. Rich Dubose was the greatest baseball mind in that section of the sport — where only the ball was white. If he said David Doby was the best, then nobody could argue.

 

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