quest for recognition of Native Americans in Baseball Hall

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quest for recognition of Native Americans in Baseball Hall

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:52 am

Orono journalist continues quest for recognition of Native Americans in Baseball Hall
By Jon Ouellette, Special to the BDN
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Journalist Ed Rice of Orono has been an advocate for Native Americans’ rights in sports since the 1970s. He has written commentaries, given speeches and penned a book titled “Baseball’s First Indian, Louis Sockalexis: Penobscot Legend, Cleveland Indian,” where he argues that Sockalexis deserves recognition as baseball’s first Native American ball player.

Rice, 65, has spoken twice at the Hall’s baseball writers’ symposium in the last decade on behalf of Native American baseball pioneers that he feels have been poorly represented by the Hall in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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