As part of Class of 1974, Cool Papa Bell made history
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The Class of 1974 included Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Jocko Conlan, Jim Bottomley, Sam Thompson and Bell.
Nick Anapolis was a public relations intern at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mantle, Ford headline stellar Class of 1974
Longtime Yankees teammate Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974.
#Shortstops: Words on pictures tell fascinating Negro Leagues story
A note on the reverse side of a 1916 St. Louis Giants team photograph tells a fascinating Negro Leagues story.