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Celebrating Black History: James "Yank" Deas


Feb. 16

James "Yank" Deas

James "Yank" Deas of Savannah was one of theearly stars of the Negro Leagues. He caught some the great Negro Leaguepitchers of the early eras such Dick "Cannonball" Redding, and Smokey JoeWilliams. Deas would provide valuable historical information regarding theNegro Leagues and help some to make it to Cooperstown.

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