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John Kennedy - Broke the Philadelphia Phillies' "Color Line"

John Irvin Kennedy’s Negro League baseball career was wedged between his two attempts to play in the Major Leagues.  After college (Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida), the slick fielding shortstop played two seasons in Canada on a team managed by former Negro League star Willie Wells.  293 more words

African American History

Moe Berg---the Inside Story

Subject: A Fascinating Bit of History

When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included. 684 more words


The Great AL MVP Race of 1941

Hey baseball fans!

The MVPs for each league in the MLB were just announced, which means I can finally declare that I am the best predictor ever! 409 more words

"The Cuban Strongman"

In a poll of former Negro League players and sportswriters conducted in the early 1950s, Cristobal Torriente was named one of the best outfielders to play in the Negro Leagues.  288 more words

African American History

Baseball Did Not Always Move at a Snail's Pace: The 1913 World Series

The 1913 World Series. Note the LENGTH of the games:
Game 1: A’s 6, Giants 4. Time: 2:06
Game 2: Giants 3, A’s 0. Time: 2:22 (10 innings) 400 more words

Baseball History

A Little Baseball History In Corpus Christi

Every grave has a story to tell.  The story of this ball player I found in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, TX.

Tim Hendryx baseball career spanned 16 seasons between the major league and minor league levels. 87 more words