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    Negro Leagues legend Wesley Barrow remembered 50 yea...

    A small but hardy group of City of Gretna officials, former players and media members Saturday afternoon huddled around the freshly painted grave New Orleans Negro Leagues legend Wesley Barrow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Gretna to honor a man who managed, mentored and influenced hundreds, if not thousands, of New Orleans-area youth. Clutching wind-blown umbrellas and standing in puddles, the group held a brief ceremony dedicating a new grave marker for Barrow's burial spot, which had been unmarked for nearly half a century, since the man known as "the Skipper" died on Christmas Eve in 1965.