Patrons of Jewel Food Store on 87th Street, just west of the Dan Ryan Expressway, will be treated to several appearances this weekend by three Negro League players.

Patrons of Jewel Food Store on 87th Street, just west of the Dan Ryan Expressway, will be treated to several appearances this weekend by three Negro League players. Hank “Baby” Presswood, Johnny “Lefty” Washington and Nathan “Sonny” Weston will greet fans Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and also next weekend. Presswood, 87, played two years with the Cleveland Buckeyes and two years with the Kansas City Monarchs. He was recently “drafted” by the Chicago White Sox. Washington, 78, played for the Chicago American Giants and later for the Houston/New Orleans Eagles. Weston, 78, also played for the Chicago American Giants. He also played Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. ______ Copyright 2009 Chicago Defender. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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