Via YouTube: Baseball Hall of Fame – Buck O’Neil: Speech 2006: In 2006, the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted 16 men and 1 woman who were instrumental in the success of negro league baseball. Buck O’Neil gave the opening remarks at the Induction Ceremony to honor these baseball pioneers.
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Via YouTube: There are very few guys left who can say they played against Satchel Page and Josh Gibson, and we were lucky to be able to have one of them on the show. Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin talks about his time in the Negro Leagues, playing in the same outfield as Bobby …
Mar 25 2013
Via YouTube: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? (1949 Version): By Woodrow Buddy Johnson & Count Basie (1949) Lyrics: Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball? It went zoomin cross the left field wall. Yeah boy, yes, yes. Jackie hit that ball. And when he swung his bat, the crowd went wild, …
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Via YouTube: JACKIE ROBINSON: A LIFE STORY: Jackie Robinson………..a pioneer, a man of great character, dignity and courage, a man who changed the course of American Social history in the 20th Century. This critically-acclaimed film is one of the best ever done about this true American hero. It features rarely-seen footage and photos, plus interviews …
Mar 18 2013
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.
Mar 15 2013
Via YouTube: Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Branch Rickey (1904) and the Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Legacy: Ohio Wesleyan held a special Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Week from Jan. 24-27, 2011, to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of these men in integrating Major League Baseball. Their actions to end racial segregation in professional sports preceded and helped set the stage …
Mar 13 2013