Who discovered Ron LeFlore?
The film follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan’s Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore’s younger brother.
What bar did Ron LeFlore rob?
Finally, on a winter night in 1970, LeFlore, while high on heroin, and two others decided to rob Dee’s Bar in Detroit. LeFlore was in the possession of the firearm used to commit the crime and was eventually given a 5-to-15-year sentence at Jackson State Prison for armed robbery (3).
Who was the first black baseball player in the NBL?
The Brooklyn Dodgers broke the 63-year color line when they started future Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson at first base on Opening Day, April 15, 1947.