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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 August 16 15:23 BST (UK) »
Hello,
I'm new here, and I have a similar favor to ask.  I'm researching an African-American baseball player, Luther "Shanty" Clifford, who was a popular member of the Brantford Red Sox in the 1950s (though he also played briefly for the Galt Terriers in the same Ontario league).  I'm wondering if there was ever a mini-profile of him in the Globe and Mail.  I do know that his name popped up in the Toronto Star off and on during that decade.  Thanks in advance!
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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 03 August 16 18:09 BST (UK) »
Hello check out this site for the Toronto Star  www.torstarsyndicate.com
 I did find 2 items/articles for Luther Clifford

Toronto Daily Star
Page 28,June 5,1958

Page 45 May 7,1959

I also ran across this site for a book coming out next year.
www.kentcliffordreunion.com/.../luther-franklin-clifford-jr-to-b-included-in-negro-l
There will be a chapter on Luther Clifford in the book.

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 04 August 16 00:33 BST (UK) »
The reunion page announcement is referring to the biography for which I am trying to tie up loose ends (by looking into whether the Globe and Mail may tell me something about Luther Franklin Clifford that the Star doesn't). :D

Thanks for pointing me to the two pages in the Star!  I didn't have them in my list to check out.

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 04 August 16 23:27 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Not much in the Globe and Mail..
Jan 27 1953, page 18.  Title is "Biggest Battery in IC Planned By Brant Hose".  Says the Red Sox baseball club first introduced Cubans to the intercounty league with Monjo and Suarez, and the first African American battery in Wilmer Fields and Luther Clifford.  For 1953, biggest battery to be seen here with John Alexander Gee and huge backstop Luther Clifford.  Gee is a pitcher - spent 5 seasons with Pittsburgh Pirates and 2 with New York Mets.  Was in the international league with Toronto too.  Gee is 6 ft 9.  Luther weighs 250 pounds.

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 04 August 16 23:32 BST (UK) »
July 12 1954 page 18  Intercounty baseball made its debut in the Maple Leaf Stadium on Sunday.  Brantford beat Kitchener 4-3.  About 1200 fans watched the game.  A fund raiser for minors.  Luther Clifford singled to drive home Bob Slater... that was the winning run. 

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 04 August 16 23:38 BST (UK) »
Not seeing a profile or bio of him.  See another article from Aug 29 1955, page 26.  Brant Sox tied with London Majors for 4th spot in the Intercounty Senior Baseball League.  To get that spot, they beat Oshawa 14-1.  Shanty Clifford hit 2 home runs and a single in 5 appearances.  He drove in 5 runs. 

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 10 August 16 21:31 BST (UK) »
This is very helpful, thanks!

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 06 January 18 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Just saw this. Are you still looking for info on Luther "Shanty" Clifford?

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Re: Anyone have access to Globe and Mail archives? (thru library or university)
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 07 January 18 20:31 GMT (UK) »
No, the book including his biography was published recently:   Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series.  His chapter will eventually be posted at
 https://sabr.org/node/38089.  Thanks!