Frank Austin from Negro League web site.
The Puerto Rican team photo of 1952. Image is from Camden Depot.
By 1952 I was sixteen years old and in my second year at Instituto Nacional and struggling hard to remain in school long enough to graduate as well as staying away from the troubles in the streets of Panamá. Trouble at home in the form of unsupportive women in my family was also a big sore spot for me- one that kept me always in a state of uncertainty so that, I had little time for such luxuries and diversions as baseball games. Continue reading
Here is Clyde Parris today in his Queens home. Both photos are thanks to Nicholas Diunte.
Here is Clyde Parris back in 1959.
A couple of days ago we were delighted to receive a valuable update on the life of an important figure in the athletic heritage of the Silver People of Panama. We mentioned Jonathan “Clyde” Parris briefly in our article, “Baseball’s Roots in Panama.” Thanks to Nick Diunte over at Yournabe.com we were treated to a newer and more personal look at the life and times of this extraordinary baseball player and all around athlete. Continue reading