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April 23 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 23 *

1856 – Granville Tailer Woods is born in Columbus, Ohio. He will
become an inventor of steam boilers, furnaces, incubators… 867 more words

African American History

Neckties and Starched Shirts

April 8th of 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of a baseball milestone. On that day in 1974, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record by hitting his 715th home run. 1,177 more words

Foo Fighters

Where will Albert Pujols end up? ...

Albert Pujols hit home run Nos. 499 and 500 last night, as you know by now. He’s the 26th member of the 500-home run club, the third-youngest player to reach the milestone and the first to hit 499 and 500 in the same game. 465 more words

Levine: Wrigley's 100-Year Celebration A Time For Reflection

By Bruce Levine-

(CBS) As today marks 100 years of baseball at Wrigley Field, it’s celebrated with a degree of awe and a question mark of its historical significance. 467 more words

Sports

Hank Aaron collection with original hate mail on display at Emory University

ATLANTA – A rare assortment of Hank Aaron materials, including racist hate mail he received at the height of his career, is on public display at Emory University starting this Thursday. 701 more words

News

Albert Pujols Hits 500th Career Home Run in Win Over Nationals

Tuesday night was all about Albert Pujols in the nation’s capital.

The first baseman joined the likes of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron when in the top of the 5th inning he buried a 430-ft. 114 more words

Baseball Revisited Book Review- 1954 by By Bill Madden

1954: The Year Willie Mays And The First Generation Of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever by Bill Madden (Da Capo Press)

One of the perks of doing this blog is that sometimes I get approached by publishers, or authors to review their books. 464 more words

Baseball Books