Interview with George Booker: Test Clip

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0:04 - Personal Experience with Baseball

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Partial Transcript: …particularly, I think of baseball as one of the first things that attracted me to athletics. After you grew up off a sandlot where you strike the ball and you go down through there and you hit some corn stubble and it raise up and hit you in the face – you learn to – and it wasn’t those nice smooth things that they have now.

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Subjects: athletics sports

0:33 - Mount Vernon Black Baseball Team

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Partial Transcript: But the black community played against the head, the city field down at the end of Vine Street and that’s where most of the games were played of any note. They’d bring teams from all over the state and people don’t know it, but all over the United States.

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Keywords: African American Team; Baseball; Mount Vernon

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1:00 - Players from around the country

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Partial Transcript: People would come in and play this little black team from around Mount Vernon and possibly they’d get a star player, maybe from Newark and Mansfield, just you know to sometimes fill in when they needed pitchers or catchers or something like that.

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B: ...particularly, I think of baseball as one of the first things that attracted me to athletics. After you grew up off a sandlot where you strike the ball and you go down through there and you hit some corn stubble and it raise up and hit you in the face - you learn to - and it wasn't those nice smooth things that they have now. But the black community played against the head, the city field down at the end of Vine Street and that's where most of the games were played of any note. They'd bring teams from all over the state and people don't know it, but all over the United States. People would come in and play this little black team from around Mount Vernon and possibly they'd get a star player, maybe from Newark and Mansfield, just you know to sometimes fill in when they needed pitchers or catchers or something like that.