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Emmett Ashford

Emmett Ashford (Baseball.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 23, 1914; died, Marina del Rey, CA, Mar. 1, 1980.)  A man of many firsts, Emmett Littleton Ashford was the first black man to umpire in Organized Baseball when he started in a Class C league in 1951 and 15 seasons later became the first of his […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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