Macon Man Considered One of the Greatest to Ever Play the Game
Patricia Scott pointed out just a few of her father's many accomplishments.
"It's overwhelming the more I think about it, it is."
Scott is the daughter of Negro League great and Macon's own Bobby Scott. He was just of many players responsible for integrating professional sports.
"He kind of went through some things to get them where they are," said Scott. "He couldn't just walk in a restaurant and just eat, no matter what he did on the baseball field."
But despite the obstacles he faced, he succeeded. Named one of the greatest players in Negro League history and the only surviving member from a team known as Jackie Robinson's All-Stars. A career that landed a bust of his hand in the Georgia Hall of Fame.
"I'm looking at it and I'm saying, 'His hand, this is my father's hand and it's like real life to me," said Scott.
Scott said he father played along side Robinson. As he is for many now, was a role model for her father even before breaking into the league.
"He had a lot of respect for him, because Jackie was a little bit older than my father," said Scott.
Bobby Scott currently lives in New Jersey, NewsCentral was able to speak with him by phone. The former great pitcher recalled his days with Robinson.
"I played first base whenever I wasn't pitching, and Jackie played second base," said Bobby Scott. "Jackie was not only a great player, he was a great person."
Now 85-years-old, Scott spends his spare time traveling and speaking to the youth about the history of baseball and about being a positive person.
He plans on coming back to Macon in August, and expects to speak with more youth when he arrives.