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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From YouTube: the untold truth documentary: documentary about history of negro league baseball
youtube: Buck O’Neil Legend: Part of an interview I did with Buck O’Neil, Negro League legend and the first black coach in Major League baseball for the Chicago Cubs in 1962.
Via YouTube: Red Barber on Jackie Robinson: Red Barber on Jackie Robinson from Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices of Summer, now available on DVD in the 20th Anniversary Legacy Edition at www.balltalkdvd.com, Amazon.com, and CreateSpace.com
Jan 17 2012
Jan 05 2012
From the Woodlands Villager: Having crafted his World War II novel through 16 years of detailed research, Woodlands author Franklin Kless admits it was a unique writing experience when a short story about America’s favorite past time suddenly dawned on him three years ago.“People don’t believe me when I tell them, but it just popped …
Jan 04 2012
CJ Online: Years after their deaths, the accolades continue to pour in for four Negro Leagues Baseball stars from Topeka. Carroll Ray “Dink” Mothell, Elwood “Bingo” DeMoss, “Topeka Jack” Johnson and Dudley “Tullie” McAdoo, along with 10 other Negro Leaguers and five others, will be inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame on Feb. …
Nov 07 2011
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 …
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
Feb 14 2011
Feb 12 2011