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


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.

Feb 12 2011

Negro Leagues Series at Reds Hall of Fame


Commemorate Black History Month with Negro Leagues veterans Chuck Harmon, Tom Turner and Ron “Bunny” Warren.

Jan 25 2011

Country Music Star Charlie Pride and the Negro Leagues

Country star Charlie Pride’s history with the Negro Leagues

Jan 14 2011

2011 Civil Right Expanded to Larger Event in Atlanta

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

Blackbaseball Now on Facebook and Twitter

We’re now on facebook and twitter as we kick off the new year 2011. Join now and follow the current news in Negro Leagues history as well as the latest project from Negro Leagues expert and author, James A. Riley.

Jan 04 2011

Ken Burns PBS Baseball Series Recommends blackbaseball.com


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.

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