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February 22, 2013


Barbara Sweet Bell

Ray Carbone,
My dad played Sunset League at White Park and as a family we would be at the park to watch the games during the 50s. As a young girl, probably 4-7, I vividly remember Bill Thompson. We would sit with him in the bleachers; he always called me "Nellie," as he did my sister also. Thank you for your article in Around Concord Magazine.

Gary Ashwill

You can download that issue of The National Pastime here:


Ray Carbone

I am a freelance writer working on a story for a regional magazine named "Around Concord" (NH),and I need your help.
I'm doing a story about the city's Sunset League, which is the oldest continuously operating in America. One of the characters I discovered in my research was a player named Bill Thompson. Locals say that Thompson was a black man who could have played in MLB if not for his skin color.
You'll see above a mention at the beginning of the second paragraph - "Seamus Kearney wrote a great article about him in The National Pastime back in 1996 (p. 67)."
I would like to find this article, or connect wtih Mr. Kearney.
Can anyone help me?
Thank you very much for your consideration.

Ray Carbone
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