Now that Wesley Barrow has a grave stone and, at last, dignity in death, it’s time to move on to a few other New Orleans Negro Leaguers. Like, for example, Gretna’s own JB Spencer, who played in the Homestead Grays’ infield at the height of their success.
One thing on which I want to focus is the park in Gretna that’s named in his honor, and over the next few days I’ll write more. But before I go, I wanted to post this picture of the refreshment/storage/bathroom building at the park.
As you can see, it’s emblazoned with the logos of several vintage Negro Leagues teams in Spencer’s honor and to help teach the community about the history of African-American baseball.
More to follow … And always, many, many thanks for reading!