Sidearmer had majors tryout rescinded in '37
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. -- Former Negro Leagues pitcher Max Manning, who was once offered a major league tryout only to have it rescinded because of his race, died at 84.
He died Monday at Linwood Convalescent Center after a long illness.
A 6-foot-4-inch right-hander with a sidearm delivery, Manning was a high school standout went on to play for the Johnson Stars in nearby Atlantic City.
In 1937, he was contacted by the Detroit Tigers about a tryout,
but the offer was withdrawn when ...
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