June 1, 2020

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 2nd)

May 2, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, May 2nd – The Kansas City Monarchs conclude their series with the Memphis Red Sox at Lewis Park. The series is tied at 2 game apiece. Here are the starting lineups: Kansas City Monarchs:1. Leroy Taylor. RF2. Dink Mothell, 2B3. Newt Allen, SS4. George Giles, 1B5. Eddie Dwight, CF6. New Joseph, 3B7. Frank Duncan, […]

The “technically …not” Hall of Fame

February 14, 2019 by · 5 Comments 

In 2006, a Baseball Hall of Fame Special Committee on Negro Leagues, made up primarily of expert blackball scholars, elected 17 Negro Leaguers to the Hall of Fame, almost doubling the total number of players and executives whose careers were primarily in the Negro Leagues from 18 to 35. If we use Sol White and […]

An Interview with Bob Kendrick: President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the more under-appreciated elements of baseball history is the Negro Leagues. Barred from playing in the Majors, black players instead played at the highest level of competition in their own leagues. Legendary players like Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Rube Foster rivaled or exceeded the popularity and productivity of any stars in the […]