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Forgotten Stories of Courage and Inspiration: Roy Campanella

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Some people—many people—will see that I have selected Roy Campanella as the second subject of my series and object that his story is far from “forgotten.”

 

I would reply that they are wrong.

 

Sure, any student of baseball history, as well as many casual observers, can tell you a few things about the man known affectionately as “Campy”—the five World Series appearances, three National League Most Valuable Player awards (which was, at the time, unprecedented), and the 242 home runs. The fact that he spent the last 35 years of his life...

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