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Feb. 23, 2023: The legacy of William Richardson on and off the baseball field

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William Richardson Negro Baseball League
For nearly three decades, William Richardson touched the lives of hundreds of young people as a leader at two YMCAs in his close-knit northeast Denver neighborhood, after he’d already made Black history, American history and sports history pitching for two Negro Baseball League teams.

For decades, the name William Richardson meant something special to kids growing up in Denver. He provided hope by giving them opportunity at the local YMCA. But this was actually the second part of his extraordinary life. We share the never-before-told story of a Denver man who made sports history, Black history and American history.