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Dr. David Florence of Hudson displays a photo of Major League Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige, autographed by fellow Hall of Famer Buck O'Neil, that will soon hang in the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame at Jacobs Field. Photo by Doug Stohlberg

Special delivery: Local doctor donates rare photo to Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame

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When Dr. David Florence was a youngster, he spent 14 months in a Cleveland hospital. An avid sports fan even then, the Akron, Ohio, native spent most of that time listening to Cleveland Indians baseball games on the radio.

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"This was before antibiotics," he said. "I was sick and couldn't get out of bed and my whole life centered around the Indians. It was the only thing I had to live for."

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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