June 14, 2003

Photos & editorial by Bert Orlitzky, NLBPA.com webmaster

Collector’s Showcase of America’s summer Richmond (VA) Classic show was indeed another classic. The lineup for CSA's June 13-15, 2003, Richmond Classic featured baseball stars Johnny Bench, George Foster, and Steve Garvey. Also featured were football stars Charles Mann, Marcus Allen, Len Dawson, Mike Munchak, and Anthony Munoz.

The Negro Leagues were represented by former Negro League stars Barnard Fernandez, Wilmer Fields, Stanley Glenn, Buck O’Neil, Walt Williams, and Jim Zapp.

Photo: Charles Mann, four-time NFL Pro Bowler and Redskins superstar hung out with the Negro League stars.  Left to right:  Stanley Glenn, Bernard Fernandez, Jim Zapp, Charles Mann, Walt Williams and Wilmer Fields (seated).

Buck O’Neil flew in from Kansas City for the event.

Former Newark Eagle, Walter “Buddy” Williams

Bernardo Fernandez chats with fans

Jim Zapp signs a bat