Vernon Law and James 'Mudcat' Grant both played professional baseball around the middle of the 20th Century. These two gentlemen stayed and spoke for about 90 minutes recalling some of the most interesting stories from their playing time. The panel was moderated by Dan Durbin of the University of Southern California’s Institute of Sports, Media and Society who is creating an oral history database of African-American baseball players who played in the 25 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.
|James 'Mudcat' Grant is on the right with a baseball cap on while Vernon Law is on the left.|
|A great turnout for this panel at the 1912 Center.|
Latah County Historical Society would like to thank James 'Mudcat' Grant, Vernon Law and Dan Durbin for sharing their experiences with us. LCHS would also like to thank the University of Idaho for hosting this event and partnering with us.
Latah county Historical Society