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Newboy, Mrs. Henry

Mrs. Henry Newboy was considered one of the "best African American women experts" on the game of baseball played by African Americans. She practiced with the men's club that her husband managed in Louisville, KY, and also served as the club's secretary. The Newboy Baseball Club was formed in 1908 [source: "Henry Newboy has organized a baseball club" within the article "Teachers hold session" continued on p. 4 of the Freeman, 07/04/08]. Of related interest, an article in the Indianapolis Freeman questioned why there was not an African American women's baseball team in Louisville. For more see "Baseball among the Fairer Sex Coming into Prominence," Indianapolis Freeman, 12/26/1908, reprinted in The Unlevel Playing Field: a documentary history of the African American experience in sport, by D. K. Wiggins and P. B. Miller, pp. 56-57; and J. H. Ardell "Oral History, Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson: The Last Female Voice of the Negro Leagues," NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, vol. 10, issue 1 (Fall 2001), pp. 181-192.

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