Solomon strives to improve African-American connection with MLB

Updated: February 27, 2008, 11:28 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Growing up on a 100-acre cattle and pig farm in south Texas, Jimmie Lee Solomon loves to tell the story of competing with his two brothers for the one available hot bath after completing their morning chores.

Young Jimmie Lee would sneak through the bathroom window -- or do whatever it took -- to be first. He rarely was deprived.

He used similar cunning and determination to escape the farm, star in football and track at Dartmouth, graduate from Harvard Law School, make ...

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