While searching for a goofy picture to post for Easter, the magic that is Google led me to this. There is so much history to this sport I don’t know…

Some excerpts:

Luscious “Luke” Easter was murdered during a robbery on March 29, 1979. From that day he died back until the day he was born, though nobody is sure exactly when that was, Easter lived his life on and off the field in a manner that can be best described as mythical. Pat Doyle pays his respects to that legendary superstar who slugged his way through the Negro Leagues in the following minor league lookback.

“When a fan told him (Luke Easter) that he had seen Luke’s longest homer, the response was, ‘If it came down, it wasn’t my longest’.” – Pat Doyle