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A different South

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Letter to the editor by Bob Cronin

I just read a hard copy autobiography of Willie Mays-The Life-The Legend.
Growing up in the then segregated South, Willie was a three-sport star in the late forties.
For a youth of color at that time the major leagues and the SEC was much more a dream and much less a reality.
Later black athletes like former Gator stars Emmitt Smith and Percy Harvin could attest that timing is everything.
Willie, who just turned 80, has certainly had an exciting and interesting life.
Ah! those memories from the big apple in the fifties. Mays, Mantle and Snider.
Bob Cronin

Oak Run.