Among teenagers, he’s not alone in his passion for baseball, baseball cards or autographs. But there’s something a little different about Cam Perron.
He started writing to some of the long-forgotten players, which was fun. But then he started hearing their stories. Along with his signature, one former player included his phone number and wrote Cam with a question.
The 16-year-old kid got to work and found the answer.
Since then, he’s become the go-to guy for the Center for Negro League Baseball Research, putting players in touch with long-lost teammates and get this–even finding evidence of a player’s career that led to a major league pension he’d been denied for decades.
He’s quite a young man, profiled here in the Boston Globe.