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Red Sox coaches check out Negro League players

Yesterday coaches Hughey Duffy and Larry Woodall of the Red Sox supervised an interesting session of a noon-time baseball school at Fenway Park.

Guests of the Sox management were three hustling Negro baseball players, all eager for a big league tryout. They were shortstop Jack Robinson, a former star in many sports at U.C.L.A.; second baseman Sam Jethro and outfielder Marvin Williams.

They have been affiliated with the Western League of Negro teams. They impressed Duffy and Woodall yesterday, and have been asked to report again today.


“Pretty good ball players,” said Hughey, after the session was over.