Youth Baseball Opening Day

Youth Baseball opened the season this past Saturday with the Opening Day Parade, followed by an afternoon of baseball and fun at Oakhurst Park. The first pitch was thrown out by James Moore, a former player with the Atlanta Black Crackers.

James “Red” Moore threw out the first pitch. With Mr. Moore are Decatur Football Coach Brad Wagoner, Mike Glenn, Mayor Bill Floyd and Larry Williams.

Trey Padgett of Superior Chevrolet presented a sponsorship check to Mayor Floyd, Director Greg White and Athletic Program Supervisor Stacy Green.

Hundreds of children started their season and had fun playing on the playground before and after their games.

For more photos from this great day, visit the Active Living Facebook page here.

Pride & Passion- The African-American Baseball Experience

On First with James “Red” Moore (Saturday, November 20)

Decatur Library

215 Sycamore Street  Decatur, GA

James “Red” Moore played five seasons for the Atlanta Black Crackers (1935, 1938 & 1946-48) and is the only living player from the 1938 championship team.  Mr. Moore will appear with noted Negro League baseball historian and author James Riley to discuss his experience playing baseball when “only the ball was white.”  Pictured below James “Red” Moore at the Atlanta Braves Jackie Robinson Day 2010.