The Execution of Jim Hugh Moss, Negro League Ballplayer

I came across this story quite by happenstance, though I think it was no accident. Once in a while, if there is a brief lull in day and I’m still feeling restless for information, I find it interesting to randomly click on a newspaper in Google’s archives and just peruse it for stories or vignettes that may have otherwise been lost in obscurity. Not too long ago, this resulted in the re-discovery of a lost nickname for one of baseball’s greats. The story I found last night is sensational, and dark, and sad, and maybe a little funny and weird, … Continue reading