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Samuel, Rueben “Jellie”

Samuel, Rueben “Jellie”

Samuel, Rueben “Jellie”

Date: Monday, February 05, 2001

Interview 160a : In this interview with Patsy Colbert, Mr. Rueben Jellie Samuel reminisces about playing baseball for the Diboll Dragons and the Diboll Eagles, the black community baseball teams in the 1940's. He recalls their car trips to play other teams around the state of Texas and in Louisiana, his teammates, and the reason the Dragons split up and became the Eagles after a manager swindled them and took their money. Mr. Samuel also talks about his love of peanut patties.