Black Baseball in Detroit|
by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller and Dick Clark
Arcadia Publishing, 2000 | Buy the book
JOE LOUIS | Detroit native [and championship heavyweight] Joe Louis considered at one time buying his own Negro League franchise using Detroit as its home base. Realizing that some owners in the league were reputed to have been involved in questionable dealings, Louis did not pursue this dream. Instead he formed the Brown Bombers softball team, on which he played first base. He cuddled kids between innings.
From Black Baseball in Detroit by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, and Dick Clark.
Copyright © 2000 by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, and Dick Clark. Excerpted with permission.