Category Archive: Basic History

History of the Negro Leagues

Mar 25 2015

Atlanta Black Cracker’s Historic Practice Field to be Restored and Memorialized

From Georgia PBS: During the early 1900’s, the Negro Baseball League’s Atlanta Black Crackers rented out a field from the all-white Atlanta Crackers, including the team’s 1938 championship season. The field where they practiced, however, was their own and efforts to preserve it are currently underway. A crowd-funding campaign to turn that space into a …

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Dec 23 2010

The Negro Leagues: An Introduction

An Introduction… As it first flowed from its origin, the river of baseball history diverged at one point and formed a separate branch that paralleled the mainstream for a half-century, until finally the waters were rejoined, making the river whole again. During this separation, baseball was not complete. The majority of Americans rode with the …

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