Jan 04 2011

Ken Burns PBS Baseball Series Recommends blackbaseball.com

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Blackbaseball’s Negro Baseball Leagues is one of several baseball references recommended to teachers by the PBS/Ken Burns baseball documentary.

Dec 28 2010

Barnstorming to Heaven: Syd Pollock and His Great Black Teams

A rare insider’s perspective on baseball’s great barnstorming age.

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.

Dec 28 2010

St. Louis Stars of 1930

The last two pennants before the first Negro National League’s demise were annexed by the St. Louis Stars.

Dec 28 2010

Pittsburgh Crawfords of 1935

The team most identified as the greatest black baseball team of all-time is the 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords.

Dec 28 2010

Pittsburgh Crawfords of 1932

Under the ownership of Gus Greenlee, the Pittsburgh Crawfords were called the “Yankees of Black Baseball” and were ranked with the best teams for five years.

Dec 28 2010

Philadelphia Stars of 1934

After the demise of the Hilldale ballclub, Ed Bolden soon assembled a new team, the Philadelphia Stars.

Dec 28 2010

New York Cubans of 1947

The New York Cubans won the Negro National League pennant and defeated the Cleveland Buckeyes in the Negro World Series.

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