Deke: An amazing interview with a Negro League legend
People, I have had the honor of interviewing some amazing people in my time here at WWL. On Sports Talk Wednesday, I got to interview 91-year-old Herbert Simpson, a veteran of both WWII and the Negro Baseball League.
Simpson told me about returning home from the Army and playing with the Seattle Steelheads in the Pacific Coast League. Amazingly, he was part of an all-star team was picked to go to Hawaii. One of the supervisors? Jesse Owens.
He also told us the amazing story of getting married at home plate in 1954. It is simply an amazing trip down memory lane.
Click HERE to listen to our my full interview with Herb Simpson, a former Negro League great who still lives in Hahnville, Louisiana.
Click HERE to view the recent HBO Real Sports piece about the Negro Leagues...