Negro Leagues Baseball Stamp is a special hit with Birmingham employee
Cleophus Brown played in the Negro Leagues
Birmingham, AL, Motor Vehicle Driver Cleophus Brown, who played in the Negro Leagues as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher, will help dedicate the stamps at a ceremony today at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO.
Brown, an employee since 1980, works at the Birmingham, AL, Main Post Office. He played professional baseball with the Louisville Clippers and Birmingham Black Barons in 1953-1955. His fastball was once clocked at 100 mph and he was a noted hitter.
“I am thrilled about the event,” Brown told USPS Link. “I enjoy baseball and I’m proud to be part of its history.”