Mahlon Duckett, 1922-2015


Another one has been lost to the ages.

On July 12, City of Brotherly Love native Mahlon Duckett, the last living member of the Philadelphia Stars, passed away. The ranks of these Negro Leagues greats sadly but inevitably keep dwindling, and every time one passes on to greener pastures, we must honor their contributions and sacrifices as well as step up our efforts to preserve their memory and the glorious history of which each of them were crucial parts.

Here is an obituary on, and here is a story on Mr. Duckett by the Philadelphia Tribune. Also, I turned up this neat interview he did with SI Kids just a month ago.

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