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I found out yesterday (8/6/2013) from the Association of Professional Ballplayers of America (APBP) that George Stovall was an important member of that humanitarian organization for 12 years during the time period that included the Great Economic Depression . He was First Vice President from 1926-1932 and was President fom 1933-1937. During that era the APBP organized games to benefit needy former ball players,
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George Stovall was my great uncle. He married my grandmother's sister. He lived with my grandmother the last two years of his life, in Burlington, Iowa, where he had been sold from to Cleveland in 1904. I have been collecting his old tobacco cards and other items from his past. George was an humanitarian. George and Cy Young organized the benefit game for perfect game pitcher Addie Joss's family after Addie died, and raised nearly $13,000, in 1911. My dad had a picture of all the players in that game but the picture hung in the musty basement and deteriorated. George was President of the Professional Ballplayers of America in the 1930"s and organized benefit games for former players in financial need. After George died, my brother and I were given baseballs signed by Ty Cobb and other major stars but took them out and played with them.
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