With the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Major League All-Star Game this summer on July 14, it will be the fifth time the history of the organization the best players will converge near the Ohio River. 299 more words
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Although professional baseball’s color line that kept it segregated had been erased by Jackie Robinson in 1947, African American and Hispanic ballplayers still faced difficulties due to racial discrimination that hindered their development in the Major Leagues. 427 more words
Let there be light.
Although there had been games played at night before, it was 80 years ago when the first night contest in the Major Leagues occurred at Crosley Field in Cincinnati on May 24, 1935. 252 more words
In a large portion of the Negro League baseball lore about the Kansas City Monarchs, one name consistently appears; “Newt” Allen. Except for a brief period with three other teams in the early 1930s, the “gold glove” fielding infielder was with the renowned franchise for 22 years (1922 – 1944). 379 more words