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The Reds' Jerry Hairston Jr. talks about being a third-generation major league player. Hear why he is proud to be part of baseball history.
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You can call on the first family of baseball along with the bad old. And the bones. Three generations of hair and it played Major League Baseball I'm hair and total. I love of the game it is a part of our fans people who know weren't the best players you know we're we're we're not to Griffey not bonds. And I love for the game you know we really feel is unmatched. -- tree includes sharing his brother Scott who plays for the Padres. They're dead Jerry -- year and his brother -- all big -- holds -- to play the game by Jerry grandfather Sam. Hairston knows. Spot today and I believe this disease movies forum. Sam Hairston played for the Birmingham black parents and for the Indianapolis clowns and -- -- the Negro League Triple Crown in 1950. Had a 19:51 -- very short stay in the majors. The first African American to play for the Chicago White Sox. He really didn't get that opportunity. You know he didn't get you know my whole career nearly got finance that. After more than fifty years in the game as the players down can't coach Sam Hairston passed away in 1997. In the same year Jerry was drafted by the Orioles. The payoff for all -- time spent with his granddad -- when Jerry was again. I remember him take things take balls and affecting newspaper and wrap up on tape just little balls and -- -- stick. Angels' cause doesn't have a lot of movement the only safe to behave this you can play. Jerry has heard all the stories he's the -- his grandfather's one more -- guys like Satchel Paige and cool Papa bell. But he never seen video of his grandfather in a Negro League game. Until last weekend the read all of even mean the end when -- -- -- for the Indianapolis clowns. Walk down for a game at Wrigley Field in 1946. As a walk. And my -- very proud of being that bridge. From my grandfather does. -- seeing my son and seeing my nephew sky sports. You know they're toddlers. You know just the love that game. It's -- great feeling my my grandfather was definitely. -- -- -- --