Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles, from left, Sam Allen and Luther "Luke" Atkinson, right, meet Charlotte Knights outfielder Jason Bourgeois before an April 17 game at BB&T BallPark. The Knights were celebrating the memory of Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier 70 years ago, and several former Negro League players were on hand.
Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles, from left, Sam Allen and Luther "Luke" Atkinson, right, meet Charlotte Knights outfielder Jason Bourgeois before an April 17 game at BB&T BallPark. The Knights were celebrating the memory of Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier 70 years ago, and several former Negro League players were on hand. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles, from left, Sam Allen and Luther "Luke" Atkinson, right, meet Charlotte Knights outfielder Jason Bourgeois before an April 17 game at BB&T BallPark. The Knights were celebrating the memory of Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier 70 years ago, and several former Negro League players were on hand. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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