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Young Black Knights Of Baseball Show Out At MLB Futures Games

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MLBs 20th Futures Game at Nationals Park on Saturday was indeed that -- a glimpse into the multicultural futu

Terry Francona Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is 

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Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona isnt considered an elite strategist or sabermetrics genius. Hes rarely mentioned among the upper echelon of managers in MLB, despite having two World Series rings.

It really doesnt matter, because hist

Crossing The Line…Again

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The story of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier is well documented. It was in 1947 when Jackie made his debut, and he went on to win the Rookie of the Year award. While he would make steady improvem

Will Michael Sam Be An NFL Outlier Or Open The Floodgates?

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The SEC’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Sam, shocked the NFL community over the weekend by becoming the first openly-gay NFL draft prospect.

"I'm not afraid of who I am," Sam told Outside the Lines journ

Catch 32: The Year Elston Howard Made History

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The most storied franchise in baseball history, and perhaps even all of sports is the New York Yankees.  Established in 1901, the Yankees have racked up more hardware than most other teams combined.  With 27 World Series titles

The Negro League Baseball Museum Is Not About Soapboxes

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A guy once asked the late great Negro League player and ambassador Buck O’Neil, “Well, Mr. O’Neil, what do you think about steroids?”

O’Neil’s blunt reply: “The only reason we didn’t use stero

Baseball’s Black Pioneers

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  • 1878 Bud Fowler is the first known professional black player on an integrated team when he plays in Lynn, Iowa exhibition games.

 

In the Life of Jackie Robinson: Wendell Smith

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It all started in March of 1945.

Wendell Smith, a young sports writer with the Pittsburgh Courier (the nation's largest African-American newspaper), called a Boston councilman, Mr. Isadore Muchnick, who was campaigning for re-e

Negro Leaguer Jim Robinson, Toyota & MLB Celebrate 100 Years of Black Baseball

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This baseball season was supposed to be a centennial celebration for the Negro Leagues. The coronavirus has shut the stadium gates to the fans...

MLB Celebrates The 100th Anniversary Of Negro Leagues

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Baseball is still struggling with Black representation at just below 8 percent. However, the rich history of African-Americans in MLB can’t and won’t be...

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