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Little lie got him in to play baseball 59 years ago

Little lie got him in to play baseball 59 years ago

The recent story of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team, their U.S. title taken away because some of their players lived outside the district they represented, struck a nerve with Phil Hart. That's because he lived the story, 59 years ago. Hart is 70. He lives in Los Feliz, writes books, produces documentaries and works with his wife, Tanya Hart, who has a show on the American Urban Radio Network. Recently, Phil Hart sat in a local deli and told his story. Hart is black. That is the thread that runs through this story, a story that takes unexpected turns along the way. When he was 11 and living in Denver, his best friend was Cary Gagan, who is white. They...

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