Donavan Benson is the grandson of Negro League baseball living legend Sam Allen. He’s also related to Negro Leaguer Pedro Sierra.

We caught up with him at the MLB All-Star Game, where baseball finally honored Benson’s 85-year-old grandfather during a season that celebrates 101 years of the Negro Leagues’ influence on baseball.

101 facts about the Negro Leagues will be shared daily in a collaboration between MLB and the Negro League Baseball Museum until Sunday, Oct. 3 — the last day of the 2021 regular season.


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