Friday, October 15, 2010
Columbus, Mississippi is honoring Sam Hairston. Sam was the first African American signed by the Chicago White Sox,the first African American to have a son play major league baseball,and a member of the largest three generational family in the history of major league baseball. He spent 47 years with the Sox as a player, coach, and scout and a total of 53 years in professional baseball.
Glenn Lautzenhiser of Columbus, Mississippi speaks with us about the Hairston family and how an event to honor them involves so much more as well – from lessons to schoolchildren from former Negro League greats to a once-in a-lifetime Blues concert.