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November 30, 2008

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Bill Mullins

Newsbank's GenealogyBank database has box scores for 4/26/1921 and 6/6/1921 games of the Houston Black Buffaloes, with "Jackman" pitching from the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.

Houston won the Apr game, vs Ft Worth Black Panthers, 10-7, and the June game (also vs Ft Worth) 5-2.

Even more interesting (to me) is a 1918 Dallas Morning News article about postings of local soldiers, mentioning Pvt. William Jackman as a chauffeur. Cannonball's draft notice showed him to be a mechanic, and he was a chauffeur after retiring from baseball, so I think it's likely that this is the same guy.

Bijan C. Bayne

Can you post the names of the players listed in the article? I'm a colleague of the late Dick Thompson's.

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