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Norma Warren smiles as she reads an account of the early history of the Jackie Robinson Baseball League by an unknown author. The youth baseball league is donating its first 20 years of historical data and memorabilia to the J.Y. Joyner Library's digital collection. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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Norma Warren smiles as she reads an account of the early history of the Jackie Robinson Baseball League by an unknown author. The youth baseball league is donating its first 20 years of historical data and memorabilia to the J.Y. Joyner Library's digital collection. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

Memorabilia an unexpected discovery

By Michael Abramowitz

The Daily Reflector

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Some cherished records of Greenville’s sports history will have a new home soon that will be more suited to their community value, thanks to their accidental discovery by just the right person.

Norma Warren, treasurer of the Jackie Robinson Baseball League, was cleaning out the field house at Thomas Foreman Park, where the league now plays its games, when she discovered a box filled with an assortment of photos, letters, newspaper clippings, league schedules and typed and handwritten archives about the formation of the league in 1991.


The league treasurer sat with the notes and minutes recorded that first year, before the league was formally incorporated, and was able to recognize the historical value of the documents. Among them was a photo album filled with team photos of the league’s first six teams, individual action photos of the young players and their coaches.

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