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Congrats to @SimplyAJ10, the rest of the USA team, and team Puerto Rico for an awesome World Baseball Classic!

~ baseballrebecca

The championship. @SimplyAJ10 #Cap10America…

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The Negro League Baseball History Fact For Today: George "Big Daddy" Crowe

Born March 22, 1921 in Whiteland, Indiana, George Daniel Crowe always declared basketball as his favorite sport.  Named Indiana’s “Mr. Basketball” his senior year in high school (1939), Crowe went on to play basketball and baseball at Indiana Central College.  219 more words

African American History

Trump's budget madness; Mercy Street can be saved; Jackson vs Clay; Huckabee should be ashamed; Eisenhower Memorial in DC?; Defending U.S. Grant on race & slavery; Do our sports rivalries define us?

I’ve been away from the blog for about a week now because of spring break last week (and my completing of a book chapter for Cambridge University Press’s forthcoming… 1,195 more words

Jackie Robinson's 1942 Mystery Tryout

On March 18 or 19, 1942 two African-Americans appeared at the Chicago White Sox training camp in Pasadena, California requesting an opportunity to win a spot on the team’s roster.  447 more words

African American History

Still Haunted by the Huntsville Stars

Yesterday, I wrote of my adventures looking for remnants of the Huntsville Stars. I wondered why the team left town after 30 years? Not enough of a fan base? 378 more words


Wishing Upon a Huntsville Star

There’s nothing sadder than an abandoned ballpark. Whenever I visit a new city, the first thing I do is check out its baseball scene – past and present. 416 more words