New in 2012 from author James A. Riley: Of Monarchs and Black Barons: Essays on Baseball’s Negro Leagues. The first African American to play in baseball’s recognized major leagues, William Edward White, appeared in 1879, followed by brothers Fleetwood and Welday Walker in 1884. The fourth African American, Jackie Robinson, did not make his major …
Via YouTube: Monte Irvin on Jackie Robinson: Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin talks about why fellow Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson was chosen as the first African American to play in the major leagues.
From YouTube: A Brief Biography on Negro League Great Cool Papa Bell
Via YouTube: Jackie Robinson’s #42 – What the Number Means to the Game: Players around the league talk about what Jackie Robinson’s #42 means to them and the game of baseball.
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.
From YouTube: The City Concealed: Hinchliffe Stadium: Explore the remnants of Hinchliffe Stadium, former home of the New York Black Yankees.
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Mar 02 2011
From WXIA Atlanta ATLANTA — If the Atlanta Black Crackers had a heyday, this film depicts it. In 1938, the team played in the Negro Major Leagues for one season, then promptly returned to the minor leagues. The film barely scratches the surface of that team. “I believe it’s the only known footage of the …
Feb 25 2011
From a painting of future Hall of Fame pitcher Willie Foster posing with young admirers to the wood carving commemorating Satchel Paige, the pieces showcased in the Shades of Greatness exhibit at Georgia Tech weave together the story of the Negro Leagues of Baseball. The traveling exhibit, which will be at Georgia Tech until March …
Feb 16 2011
Quincy Trouppe played with, for, against or scouted an astonishing array of legendary players.
Feb 14 2011
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Jan 25 2011
Country star Charlie Pride’s history with the Negro Leagues
Jan 14 2011
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the 2011 Civil Rights Game will be a Sunday afternoon affair on May 15, when the Braves host the Phillies — a team with two of the game’s premier African-American players, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard — at Turner Field.
Jan 05 2011