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Charles LloydNickname: Power HitterDied: July 13, 2003 in Boston, MassCharles Lloyd, a semi-pro baseball player in Boston, died on July 13, 2003, after a lengthy illness. He was 94.Lloyd, a black athlete, hit his professional peak at a time when black players were not allowed to play professional baseball. His abilities at the plate led to the nickname, “Power Hitter.”Lloyd was 20 years old when he started playing for the semi-pro Boston Highland Colored Giants. The team, which later became the Boston Colored Giants, had both white and black players and traveled across New England and Canada.Lloyd and other black baseball players were honored by the Red Sox in July 2000.”I liked baseball more than anything,” Lloyd was quoted as saying at the time.He was born in Tarboro, N.C., to a family of nine children. His family moved to Boston when he was 15.Source: AP obituary