Thursday, July 15, 2010

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.”

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Anonymous said...

It's so nice to have the stamps, personalized this one of our own.
Keep on truckin' and KEEP ON SWINGING!
Wanda Frasier, PM
Burr Oak KS 66936

Anonymous said...

Saw this on the Oklahoma City tv news last night. :-)

Congratulations to Mr. Brown!

kevin said...

How nice would it be to have an autographed card.


Anonymous said...

Very Proud to be associated with you Cleo! Thank you for the history!