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Former Negro League baseball player to speak at Jarvis

By Maya Golden - bio | email

HAWKINS, TX (KLTV)-- Former Negro League player William ''Bill'' Blair, Jr. will speak at Jarvis Christian College's athletic banquet this week.

The banquet will be Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the J.N. Ervin Religion and Culture Center on the campus of Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins.

Bill Blair pitched for the Indianapolis Clowns from 1946 to 1951 and other Negro League baseball teams. His baseball career was highlighted when he pitched a no-hitter during the Denver Post Tournament. He has played with baseball greats such as Winfield Welch, Jesse "Hoss" Walker and Buster Haywood. Blair has toured with Jesse Owens and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Tickets are still available for the Jarvis Christian College Athletic Banquet. They are priced at $20 a ticket and $5.00 for students with the proper school ID.

For more information, contact Ms. Angela Lawson at (903) 769-5766.

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