By Amanda Willis, video production supervisor, 480-312-7940 July 18, 2017
The 2017 inductees into the Cactus League Hall of Fame were not only exceptional players; they were pioneers who helped change the face of sports. Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks were African Americans who helped break baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s and ‘50s. They were also among the brightest early stars of the Cactus League.
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