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Theodore Roosevelt "Double Duty" Radcliffe

The 1932 Pittsburg Crawfords, Gus Greenlee, Owner

Oscar Charleston, Manager and Player
Walter Cannady, Best Utility Fielder
Ted Radcliffe, Pitcher and Catcher
Josh Gibson, Best Heavy Hitter

Harry Williams, Catcher
W.G. Perkins, Catcher
Bobbie Williams, Third Base
Chester Williams, Shortstop
Henry Spearman, Left Fielder
L.D. Livingston, Right Fielder
Jim Crutchfield, Center Fielder
Sam Streeter, Pitcher
Roy Kincannon, Pitcher
Roy Williams, Pitcher
Satchel Paige, Pitcher

Double Duty tagging an out at home plate

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe was the oldest living member of the Negro Leagues. Born: July 7, 1902, Mobile, AL Died: August 11, 2005.

At the age of 103 he still made the effort to be in the public eye and tell his story. Ted's story is an archtype for the great negro players who played baseball before the integration of the game in 1947 with Jackie Robinson being invited to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

"Double Duty" earned his moniker by playing both pitcher and catcher for the teams he played for. In a 1932 Negro World Series doubleheader with the Pittsburg Crawfords playing against the Kansas City Monarchs the sportwriter Damon Runian who provided color commentaries on baseball for newspapers gave Radcliffe the name "Double Duty" after watching him catch the legendary Satchel Paige for a shut out in one game and return in the next game to pitch a shut out himself. The Kansas City Monarchs were regarded as the top team in the South and they challenged the Pittsburgh Crawfords, the top team of the East, and considered one of the greatest teams in Negro League history. The Crawfords beat the Monarchs 5 games to 1 in a best-of-nine series, with the only Monrach win coming when Morris beat Sam Streeter 2-1.

By Radcliffe's own accounts playing for the 1932 Pittsburg Crawfords was one of the premiere years of his personal experience in the Negro leagues.

The 1932 Crawfords were an outstanding team packed with the best talent the negro league had to offer. Four future hall of fame players were on the Crawfords in this year including Josh Gibson, Satchel Page, Oscar Charleston and "Double Duty".

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe doing an interview

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe signing an autograph

Life cast mold being made on Duty's hands

Hitter's Hands has immortalized the hands of one of the best players in the history of the Negro Leagues the great Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe.

This art work is currently touring the nation in an exhibit
"Shades of Greatness"

sponsored by the Negro League Museum:


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"Legend of Baseball" to your collection by contacting
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