The Cannon Street All Stars

Posted By Bill Payer on Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments


Who are the Cannon Street All Stars and what do they have to do with local history? It’s a question many reading this are asking right now. What’s more American than baseball? Well, back in the 50s (1955 to be precise) a Charleston Little League team made history….and experienced crushing disappointment….when they ran up against the racist establishment of Little League Baseball here in the South.

Learn more about the Cannon St. All Stars in an article by the Preservation Society of Charleston CLICK HERE. Or check out Chris Lamb’s book “Stolen Dreams: The 1955 Cannon Street All-Stars and Little League Baseball’s Civil War” CLICK HERE.

And surviving members of the Cannon Street team were honored during Lary Doby Day celebrations by the Charleston RiverDogs…..CLICK HERE for coverage in the Charleston City Paper

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