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Black History Month In Focus: Dodgers Great Don Newcombe

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This is part of The Shadow League's Black History Month In Focus series celebrating Black exc

Don Newcombe, MLB’s First Black Cy Young Winner, Dies At 92

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Newcombe was the first Black Cy Young Award winner, 20-game winner, and All-Star in MLB history.  Brooklyn Dodgers legendary pitcher, Don Newcombe died Tuesday morning...

In the Life of Jackie Robinson: Don Newcombe

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An overpowering right-hander, Don Newcombe was one of the key players on the storied post-World War II Brooklyn Dodgers championship teams. Affectionately known as "Big Newk," he was the first great African American pitcher in the major

Baseball’s Black Pioneers | 50 Years Ago Today The Pittsburgh Pirates Fielded MLB’s First...

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With Black participation in MLB sitting at just under 8 percent (and rising) it's important to acknowledge the African-American players who have paved the...

J.R. Richard Dies From COVID-19 Complications | Bo Porter Remembers The Black Ace

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Bo Porter and his Future All-Stars Baseball Development Academy, where Richard devoted much of his time this summer sharing skills and jewels with the...

The Shadow League Was Inspired By The Negro League’s Fighting Spirit, Underdog Excellence

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The Shadow League name was created in the spirit of the Negro Leagues

Tony Reagins’ Rise As MLB Diversity & Development Cultivator Continues With Promotion

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Tony Reagins has been breaking barriers, infusing culture, innovating and laying foundations in spaces that lack diversity ever since he served as the fifth...

How Black Pitchers Deal With Home Town Hate, Home Team Racism

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Black MLB pitchers have traditionally been the subject of vicious racial attacks since, forever. Black MLB pitchers have traditionally been the subject of vicious racial...

MLB’s Going All Out For Jackie Robinson’s Centennial

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Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 today and MLB will be celebrating his incomparable legacy all year with various diversity initiatives.  Jackie Robinson, a sharecropper’s...

CC Sabathia Crushed The Game This Weekend With Black Aces Cleats

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TSL has often reported on MLBs Black Aces, the 15 African-American pitchers in MLB history to have won 20 or more games in a single

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