Jan 28 2012

Negro Leagues News

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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Jan 05 2012

The Game novel examines baseball and race

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 …

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Jan 04 2012

Negro Leaguers lead list of inductees into Kansas Baseball Hall

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. …

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Nov 07 2011

Of Monarchs and Black Barons

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 …

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Mar 02 2011

Lost Black Crackers 1938 Negro Leagues Film Footage Surfaces

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 …

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Feb 25 2011

Art Exhibit & Program Coming to Georgia Tech

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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 …

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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?

Feb 14 2011

Remembering Buck O’Neil

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After numerous encounters with Negro Leagues players, what most awes me is their humility. These players are gentlemen who played during of time of racial tension with a glass ceiling for major league career possibilities.

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