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Maine bows to tribe’s athletic stars

Tribute honors Sockalexis feats a century late

By Murray Carpenter
Globe Correspondent / July 29, 2009

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Louis Sockalexis, who most historians say was the first Native American to play major league baseball, grew up on this island reservation in the late 1800s. According to Penobscot tribal lore, he could throw a baseball across the Penobscot River at the old ferry landing. (Full article: 761 words)

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