Negro League Baseball

  • Wrong Name on Plaque of Negro League Great

    MILWAUKEE, WIS— – There’s a plaque honoring a great Negro League player who played for the 1923 Milwaukee Bears resting behind the left field fence near the corner of N. 5th...

  • Adding to their legacy

    KANSAS CITY — The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) has announced its choices for the 2010 Legacy Awards. Since 2000, the NLBM has presented performance awards to players and officials for...

  • Another great night in K.C.

    KANSAS CITY — Around 800 people turned out Saturday for the 10th Negro Leagues Museum Legacy Awards, the most yet even without a star-studded list of in-person honorees. Eight winners showed...

  • Students Produce First Documentary on Life of Josh Gibson

    NEW YORK — The story of Negro Leagues slugger Josh Gibson, who has been called the greatest baseball player of his day, has been captured in a new documentary by Duquesne...

  • An Historic Day In ‘The Hill’

    PITTSBURGH — Greenlee Field stood on Bedford Avenue in the Hill District for only six years. But the black-owned ballpark was home to one of the best baseball teams ever, the...

  • In his own words: Talking with Buck (Part 2)

    PHILADELPHIA (BASN) –When I was a sportswriter/columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune back in 2005, I wrote a series of articles on the plight of African-Americans in baseball. One of the stories...

  • In his own words: Talking with Buck

    PHILADELPHIA (BASN) — When I was a sportswriter/columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune back in 2005, I wrote a series of articles on the plight of African-Americans in baseball. One of the...

  • An Old Award Needs A New Name

    NEW YORK — It’s time to retire Cy Young. I’m all for tradition, but baseball has more important people to remember than a man who began his career in the horse-and-buggy...

  • Power Personified

    George “Mule” Suttles NEW HAVEN, Ct. (BASN) — St. Louis superstar Albert Pujols became the 47th player in majpr league history to reach the 400-homer barrier. Power hitters playing in the...

  • The End Of An Era

    NOTE: In celebration of this yesterday’s civil rights game — BASN looks back at the pivotal season of 1946 when the Homestead Grays’ run of Negro National League pennants was halted...

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