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August 11 African American Historical Events

Today in Black History – August 11 *

1841 – African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivers
his first public speech before the Massachusetts Anti-
Slavery Society in Nantucket. 456 more words

African American History

Chase Utley Is Still "The Man"

Originally written this past February, this piece was named as one of the best three written on Yahoo Sports for the week from the paid contributors through the Yahoo Voices program. 693 more words

Current Events

Top 100 MLB Players of All Time: 100-91

100.  Edgar Martinez

Should Edgar Martinez be in the Hall of Fame? For that matter, should a Designated Hitter be in the Hall of Fame? The first question is harder to answer than the second, so we will answer the second question first. 2,417 more words

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Carlos Beltran nearing return to outfield play

Carlos Beltran has not played the outfield since May 11, but the veteran’s throwing program has advanced to the point where he could be an option for Yankees manager Joe Girardi. 454 more words

Derek Jeter

July 30 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – July 30 *

1822 – James Varick is consecrated as the first bishop of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion (AMEZ). 1,143 more words

African American History

First American League Baseball Game

Early in my childhood, this baseball blogger grew up in Hayward, California, a few miles south of Oakland.  I started playing Little League Baseball at 10 years of age and soon afterwards, started following the San Francisco Giants.   480 more words

Orlando Summer League: Early Thoughts

The Orlando Summer League is a truly fascinating event. When looking around the gym, it’s easy to spot at least a dozen coaches and front office executives yawning, napping or thinking about what they should eat for dinner. 815 more words