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Princess Anne Exhibit Highlights Oaksville Eagles Negro Baseball League

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Man rips paper off window, unveiling new display (Photo: WBOC) Man rips paper off window, unveiling new display (Photo: WBOC)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Sports and history come alive in a new exhibit unveiled on Thursday in Princess Anne.

Three windows of the old PNC Bank, located at 11732 Somerset Avenue, now contain memorabilia from the Oaksville Eagles Negro Baseball League.

The display was unveiled at a community event Thursday evening, where some former players and Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Famers shared their stories.

"When they look inside the exhibit, some can look and see some of their forefathers," said Mayor Garland Haywood. "Some can see some of their fathers that have passed away."


The Oaksville Eagles played from 1910 to 1978. They were the only African-American team in the Eastern Shore Baseball League after desegregation.

Princess Anne Main Street President Kathy Washburn told WBOC in an email that the new window display is part of an effort to dress up the street's vacant buildings in advance of the grand reopening of the historic Washington Inn. That is scheduled to take place in September in Princess Anne.

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