Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ted Savage- 1962-1971 Major Leaguer
Ted Savage played for 7 different teams during an almost 10 year career in the majors. He sent me a very nice note recently.
Sometimes, short letters pack a big punch! This was one of those notes.
He talked about all of the greats he played with or against. He named Rose, Clemente, Mays, Gibson, Flood, Brock, and Mudcat Grant, "just to name a few."
Concerning Kentucky and playing in Louisville, he gives an honest story. He was playing for the Buffalo Bisons in 1961, and the team beat Louisville in the championship. He says the black players were not allowed to celebrate downtown.