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History on Harris's side?

Speedster has shot with Boston

Willie Harris is the second native son of Cairo, Ga., to reach the majors — after Jackie Robinson.
Willie Harris is the second native son of Cairo, Ga., to reach the majors — after Jackie Robinson. (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin) Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin
By Gordon Edes
Globe Staff / February 27, 2006

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The cottage that once stood on James Madison Sasser's plantation is gone. It burned down 10 years ago, according to the blue historical marker on Hadley Perry Road in Cairo, Ga., hometown of Willie Harris, the aspiring Red Sox utilityman. (Full article: 1234 words)

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