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1972 Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces the Special Committee on the Negro League Hall of Fame selection of Buck Leonard and Josh Gibson, a power-hitting catcher who was called the "black Babe Ruth" during his playing day. Leonard, a teammate of Gibson on the Homestead Grays who once turned down a MLB contract believing he was too old to compete at that level, was ranked #47 on a 1999 Sporting News poll of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players

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