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Bill Blair - Ballplayer and Newspaper Publisher


After an injury cut short his time on the fields of Negro League baseball, William “Bill” Blair became a newspaper publisher and prominent community activist in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. 164 more words

African American History

Save the Date: February 1-7, 2017

I’ve always wondered why there isn’t more advertising and tourism surrounding Mexican and Caribbean baseball leagues, especially for the Caribbean Series or Serie del Caribe. Well, this year Culiacán, Mexico, is doing just that. 131 more words


Alaska Baseball

One of my favorite things about Baseball Sociology is looking at the relationship between baseball and the community. I stumbled across the Alaska Baseball League… 69 more words


Cubs vs. Indians? I Sure Hope So

This could finally be the year. Two of baseball’s most beloved teams have a shot at reaching the World Series. The Cubs haven’t won it all since 1908, the longest championship drought in MLB history.  379 more words


The Best Foreign Pitchers in the History of Japan's NPB

This is the post-2016 season update on a topic I’ve been writing about for the last couple of years, which I hope to continue updating annually, at least so long as the leader boards change. 960 more words

Baseball Abroad

Monroe's "Terrific & Terrible" Ken Dixon

In 1903, a mail train departing from Monroe, Virginia derailed 80 miles away in Danville.

Monroe, Virginia

This may not be something you know anything about. 856 more words


With the '32 Title, Yanks' Record Run Is In Full Swing

On this day in 1932, the Yankees would win their 12th consecutive World Series game, and fourth championship overall as they defeat the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 13-6. 134 more words