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Only the Ball Was White

Published in 1970, Robert Peterson’s Only the Ball Was White was, I believe, the first comprehensive history of Negro League baseball. Based on numerous interviews and much archival research, Peterson brought attention to dozens of long-neglected black players, games, and incidents, and his work did much to reveal the texture of day-to-day life in the Negro Leagues. 127 more words

Oscar Charleston

Charleston the (relatively) obscure

Why has Oscar Charleston remained so obscure, even among hardcore baseball fans?

That is probably the first question someone who claims that Charleston is baseball’s greatest forgotten player must answer. 519 more words

Oscar Charleston

Higher Temperatures Impair Efficacy of Permethrin Insecticide

By Harvey Black

The effectiveness of an important mosquito-fighting insecticide may be a casualty of global climate change, according to a recent study in the… 625 more words

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Shawsheen Tech School Committee Wants Broadrick As Next Superintendent

BILLERICA, MA — The Shawsheen Tech School Committee Meeting voted unanimously tonight to enter into contract negotiations with Timothy Broadrick, the school’s Director of Technical Programs, to become the school’s next Superintendent. 872 more words

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The Schuessler-Peterson Murders

My novel Suitcase Charlie begins with a Prologue, a statement from an Associated Press wire report from October 18, 1955.

The bodies of three boys were found nude and dumped in a ditch near Chicago today at 12:15 p.m.   1,156 more words