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Mar 13 2013

What’s my Line? Jackie Robinson

Via YouTube: What’s my Line? Jackie Robinson on the What’s my Line? TV show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LaRkuU-YjM&feature=youtube_gdata

Mar 11 2013

THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY (1950) – Full Movie – Captioned

Via YouTube: THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY (1950) – Full Movie – Captioned: Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first Black man to play in major-league baseball. Covers his college career, his years in the Negro Baseball League, and the racial prejudice he had to face in the major leagues. Stars Jackie Robinson as himself. Public domain …

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Jan 20 2013

Jackie Robinson

The man who would be selected by Branch Rickey to break the color barrier in modern baseball began his career in the Negro Leagues. In 1945 Robinson played his only season in black baseball as a shortstop with the Kansas City Monarchs. The former UCLA football All-American, had played college and semi-pro baseball, but was …

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Nov 05 2012

42: Jackie Robinson Feature Film

The official trailer for ’42’ the real life story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Alan Tudyk, and features the music of Jay-Z.

Jan 17 2012

Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project

Wikipedia: The Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project is an effort started by Peoria, Illinois Anesthesiologist Jeremy Krock and with support of the Society for American Baseball Research to put a proper headstone on the graves of former Negro League baseball players. Founded in 2004, the Project started when Dr. Krock contacted members of the …

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Feb 16 2011

Quincy Trouppe: “20 Years Too Soon”

Quincy Trouppe played with, for, against or scouted an astonishing array of legendary players.

Feb 14 2011

Who was black baseball’s best pitcher?

MLB.com posed the following question to a panel of 19 of the most respected authorities on “black baseball:” Who were the top five black pitchers prior to the integration of the Major Leagues?

Dec 28 2010

The Negro Leagues: African-American Achievers

The Negro Leagues is a story filled with unforgettable personalities, improbably performances, and magic moments. Most of all, it is a story excellence in the pursuit of our national pastime.

Dec 28 2010

Nice Guys Finish First: The Autobiography of Monte Irvin

Monte Irvin is an American Hero. With courage, belief and talent, he overcame great obstacles to realize his dream. And in this powerful autobiography, he tells the remarkable story of how he became a Hall of Fame baseball player and a man Americans can admire.

Dec 28 2010

Buck Leonard: The Black Lou Gehrig : The Hall of Famer’s Story in His Own Words

This is Buck’s story in his own words, tracing his life from his humble beginnings to the present. Not only an eyewitness account of the history of the Negro leagues told by one of the all-time greats, it is also a saga of the black experience, vividly illustrating what it was like to be a black American in the years before our country’s social conscience was awakened.

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