Negro League Battery Made History in 1941

When 21-year-old pitcher Frank Duncan III broke into the Negro Leagues in 1941, he was fortunate to have his father, Frank Duncan Jr. as his catcher.  They were both playing for the Kansas City Monarchs at the time.

They are believed to be the first father-son battery-mates in professional baseball history, and preceded another father-son combo, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., by almost 50 years when they appeared together in a major league game for the Seattle Mariners in 1990.

Read more about the Duncans at the link below from The Kansas City Star:

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article59901516.html

 

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