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Oscar Charleston was one of the greatest to play the game

“Oscar Charleston was Willie Mays before we knew who Willie Mays was,” Buck O’Neil, the great player, manager, and scout, once said of a man who spent his entire life on a baseball field but was never allowed to play in MLB. Charleston is less-commonly known among baseball fans who never got to see him play even in comparison to his peers: Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell, but according to those who witnessed him, Charleston was greater than any of them.
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