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Watch: Untold Truth of Negro League Baseball

Monday, January 17th, 2011

With today being the celebration of Martin Luther King, and Black History Month in front of us, I found this interesting video about the history of Negro League baseball. A couple of things that I did not know: 1) Fleet Walker was the first African American to play baseball on an all white team when […]

Listen to Satchel: The Life & Times of an American Legend

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

During the summer I had author Larry Tye on the show. This year he wrote a book about legendary pitcher Satchel Paige called Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. We discussed the great career of Satchel Paige who was estimated to have won 2,000 games and pitch 50 no hitters. In 1948 […]

Listen: Josh Gibson

Friday, February 26th, 2010

As you know February is Black History Month. In honor of the event I am providing listeners with a replay of my interview with Sean Gibson, president of the Josh Gibson Foundation, and Josh’s great grandson. Back in January of 2009, Sean joined me to talk about his great grandfather and the foundation. He told […]

The Legend Behind the Plate

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

A group of journalism students at Duquesne University have put together a new documentary about Negro League star Josh Gibson. The documentary tells of Gibson’s legendary baseball accomplishments, one of them being whether he actually hit a home run out of the old Yankee Stadium in 1934, but it also tries to make the case […]

The Josh Gibson Foundation

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Last night, the MLB Network ran “Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues. It was appropriate considering that Jan 19th was the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, and today the country will inaugurate its first African-American president. On Sunday, NYBD did its own tribute to the Negro Leagues by having Sean Gibson, […]