December 14, 2019

Negro League Great, Spottswood Poles, Honored by his Birthplace

September 3, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The city of Winchester, Virginia honored early 20th century Negro Leaguer, and native son, Spottswood Poles, with a plaque earlier this summer.

Seamheads.com Partners With “A Glove of Their Own” to Help Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

February 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Baseball stars across the country are stepping up to support the award-winning children’s book A Glove of Their Own, which promotes the message and importance of sharing what you have with those in need. So it is with great pleasure that I announce that The Jennifer A. Lynch Fund has joined the Glove team and […]

Talk about a Gathering!

January 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all seen the photo. It’s the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Opening Day in 1939. Naturally, “The Sultan of Swat” sits in the center. Nine men, who may or may not have been Ruth’s equals but were without question baseball immortality, surround “The Babe.” “A Great Day in Cooperstown“ begins with this photo. My, oh […]

Wade Boggs and Don Mattingly as Prospects

March 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

One of the major themes of spring training, of course, is the emergence of new stars: in some cases, they’re prospects who’ve been waiting impatiently for a chance to establish themselves in the majors. A while ago I looked up reports on Wade Boggs and Don Mattingly as they were exhibiting that mood of impatience. […]

Remembering a Baseball Player So We Don’t Forget the Mistakes of Our Past

February 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A good friend of mine lost a good friend yesterday. My friend is Claire Smith, and her friend was Alfred “Slick” Surratt. Slick was a player for the Kansas City Monarchs, a teammate of Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson in the Negro Baseball League. He died at 87. Claire was one of the first women […]