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Thomas Lee "Pee Wee" Butts

was born in Sparta, Georgia in 1919.  He quit school at age 17

 to play baseball with the Atlanta Black Crackers in 1936.

Read about his story in the following links:

 

Wikipedia

Pitch Black Baseball

Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues

 

 

"Pee Wee" died in December of 1972