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The Negro Leagues Aren't Dead

The Undefeated | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices

For the past 75 years -- and maybe even longer, people here say -- folks in these communities have congregated every weekend in a family reunion fash...

Tomorrow: This Season's Best Baseball Game

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Keith Thomson

On Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m., the Birmingham Barons, currently 21-24 in the Southern League (AA-level minors), will host the last-place Jacksonville Suns. In and of itself, no, it's not the Game of the Year. Still, if you can see just one game in 2015, this is it. Because it's the only game of the year at Rickwood Field.

Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.24.2014 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball career; he started in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. October 24, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Robinson's death -- significant because that is the number that Robinson wore.

The (Almost) Forgotten History of Latinos in Baseball at Hinchliffe Stadium

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor, U.S. History, University of Illinois Built in 1932, Hinchliffe Stadium is situated near Great Falls, a Nat...

The "Monument to Sports Enthusiasm" You've Probably Never Heard Of (But Should)

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by David Robert Weible Hinchliffe Stadium's Art Deco cast concrete construction has long suffered from neglect. The 1933 Art Deco Hinchliff...

Pittsburgh Exhibit Honors Negro League Baseball

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new exhibit at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art shows the vibrant world of Negro League baseball through the eyes of legendar...

1945: Jackie Robinson Breaks The Color Barrier In Baseball

Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1945, Jackie Robinson signed his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, officially breaking the color barrier in the world of major league...


Dwight Brown | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

nd though you think you may know his story, you couldn't possibly fathom the horrors Jackie Robinson endured to pave the way for black athletes.

Review: Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Julio Pabon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Julio Pabon

Satchel started to play baseball straight out of the Alabama Juvenile Reform School in 1926, the same year that marked the beginning of Jim Crow laws segregating blacks, and pitched his last game in 1965.

Baseball or Béisbol? (Part 2)

Cheech Marin | Posted 02.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Cheech Marin

Just as the demographics of America are shifting, so is the percentage of Latino ballplayers. There is one interesting question that hangs in the air, though. Are the new players going to be counted as Latino or black? What box did Manny Ramirez check on his census form?

Jordan Schultz

A Bitter Cup Of Coffee : Doug Gladstone Talks Baseball Pensions | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.17.2011 | Sports

Doug Gladstone's A Bitter Cup of Coffee is an engaging, critically acclaimed book focused on the lack of pensions for former Major League Baseball players. He recently caught up with the The Huffington Post via email to answer some questions about A Bitter Cup of Coffee.

An Honest Man's Story Offers a Compelling Civil Rights Lesson

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.13.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

To teach about civil rights, we need the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but we also need the stories of the unsung heroes like Worcy Crawford (1917-2010).

Eighty Years to Right a Wrong: Baseball, Politics, and the Press

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kate Kelly

A significant moment in baseball occurred in New York on July 5, 1930. For the first time ever, Yankee Stadium hosted a game featuring two teams from the Negro Leagues, but no one in 1930 could have read about the game in the New York Times.

Negro League Strat-O-Fantastic

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Baseball fans everywhere can now rejoice. There is a new Negro League version of Strat-O-Matic, a board game that preceded all of the rotisserie leagues that have proliferated in recent years.

Why All The Rage About 'Roids And A-Rod? Baseball Has Always Had Its Cheaters

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When, in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades, the president has to answer a question at a press conference about Alex Rodriguez, you know the hysteria about steroids in baseball has gotten out of hand.

Baseball's All Star Blackout

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Zirin

If baseball is sincere about seeing the game return to the cities and if they don't want home run derbies whiter than the Republican National Convention, they are going to need to do more than offer meager urban academy programs.