From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Kelley, Brent P.

(born: 1941) 

A life-long resident of Paris, KY, Kelley is a veterinarian and a writer who has done a phenomenal number of interviews with players from the Negro leagues. Kelley is not an African American. He is author of They Too Wore Pinstripes, Voices from the Negro Leagues, The Negro Leagues Revisited, and other works. He has also written hundreds of articles and has a sizable collection of autographs from former Negro League players. For more see Cool Papas and Double Duties, by W. F. McNeil.


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NKAA Source: They too wore pinstripes : interviews with 20 glory-days New York Yankees
NKAA Source: Voices from the Negro leagues : conversations with 52 baseball standouts of the period 1924-1960
NKAA Source: The Negro leagues revisited : conversations with 66 more baseball heroes
NKAA Source: Cool papas and double duties : the all-time greats of the Negro Leagues

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