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Old 04-16-2018, 12:52 AM
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Default The Iowa Man Who Helped Shape Major League Baseball History

IOWA* —* His name and number are synonymous with baseball, but as Major League Baseball*celebrates the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Iowans should also stand proudly for one of their own. “James Leslie Wilkinson. One*of the greatest baseball people the sport has ever seen. This little white man from Algona, Iowa.” Wilkinson’s love of baseball helped fuel his passion to start his own team in the early 1900s. “He was so innovative.” Bob Kendrick, president of […]

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