Rock Hill’s Wali Cathcart Keeps Negro League Legacy Alive

Charlotte, N.C.– Rock Hill’s Wali Cathcart is one of the the last Negro League players alive. On Sunday, Cathcart was honored by the Charlotte Knights organization at Truist Field.  The 86-year-old played two years in the Negro Leagues and continues to spread awareness of the segregated baseball era.  Cathcart was 10 in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and still marvels at the impact it had on his life. Cathcart says it is his duty to share stories of struggle and strength with young people.  The Knights wore vintage Charlotte Black Hornets uniforms to honor the area’s all-black baseball team from the mid-20th century.