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Steve Smith
Brighton city councilman Ken Kreutzer takes his turn at the microphone during a rededication ceremony at Duke White Field March 25.
Duke White Field rechristened

A new plaque from the Brighton Historic Preservation Commision adorns Duke White Field at Brighton High School, following a 30-minute dedication ceremony March 25.

White's name has been on the field since 1968. Ten members of White's family were among those in attendance.

The new plaque includes many of White's accomplishments. He was the first black umpire in Colorado. He was an umpire for 26 years. He played in the Negro Leagues for the Salt Lake Occidentals. City council named him the outstanding senior citizen of the year in 1974.

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