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Charlie White

Here is a clip from the New York Age, dated June 26, 1954–63 years ago today–in which catcher Charlie White of the 1954 Milwaukee Braves credits Oscar Charleston with coaching him up for the big leagues (click on the image to get a larger version; White talks about Charleston toward the bottom of the third column). 138 more words

Oscar Charleston

Haystacks and Home Runs

This is the fourth and final report on my New England road trip that began with a visit to Virginia, included a short stop at Yale… 390 more words

Road Trips

King of the Hill

Perhaps all baseball fans believe that the players they watched as children or teens were the best of all time. Certainly books like Roger Kahn’s… 452 more words

Baseball

The Broken Ankle That Launched a Hall of Fame Career - Henry Aaron

I have not published this post in three years.  It is an example of how one quirk of fate can have tremendous impact on baseball careers. 303 more words

African American History

Old & new

Last week, John from California found a Nolan Ryan reprint in some packs of 2017 Topps Series 1 baseball cards that he’d opened, and he offered to send it my way. 262 more words

New York Mets

Happy belated birthday to Henry (Hank) Aaron!

Overshadowed by what is arguably the biggest sporting event each year in the United States, Henry “Hank” Aaron celebrated his 83rd birthday.

It may not have been as exciting as the Super Bowl last night, but Aaron’s achievements are still worth noting and remembering as his career statistics are quite extraordinary. 194 more words

Baseball Cards

Happy Birthday Henry Aaron

Happy Birthday Henry Aaron!

Today marks the eighty-third birthday of the Hall of Fame (inducted in 1982) outfielder. Born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama; Aaron signed with the Boston Braves in 1952 after playing half of a season with the Negro League baseball Indianapolis Clowns.  285 more words

African American History