James "Bus" Clarkson, unlike many of his Negro League counterparts, had enough left in the tank after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 to carry himself into the major leagues. A rookie at age 37 with the Boston Braves in 1952, Clarkson is one of many unheralded starts of the Negro Leagues given a chance when his best years were behind him.
Thanks to the good people at Baseball Past and Present, Clarkson is featured in a piece that I have authored entitled, "A long ride to the majors: The story of James 'Bus' Clarkson."
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