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"negro league" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And we have matter of fact. We have 7 national touring exhibitions and so we are always on the move. Like I said, I want everyone to come to Kansas City. But if you can't come to us, we'll come to you, just let us know and we will bring one of those exhibitions out to your area because we want people to have access buster to a story that is still not a part of the pages of American history books. And it was not a thing that was every time people didn't want to know about the Negro leagues. They just had no way to know about the Negro leagues until this museum emerged. And so it is still very much in common upon me to make sure that I provide access and I hope I wet your appetite to the point that you want to come to Kansas City and experience this wonderful museum. All right, one of the great Negro league stars, of course, was satchel Paige. I mentioned to you before we started. I was gone. YouTube last week, and I saw this interview that he did with dick Cabot. And I don't know what year that was. My guest was like 1970, 71. And I just love listening to him talk. And he talked, I think he said he would, in some years, he'd pitch as many as a 150 games, and what I loved about sagittal in that interview was you could first off, I mean, clearly he's one of the best ever what he did, but also the confidence and the acumen and the understanding of him. And so I'm going to ask you for your favorite central page story, but the comp that I had as I'm listening to them and I'm watching his body language, I was like, that is Pedro Martinez. You know what I mean? Like, Peter Martinez was 5 foot 11, but he would stand on the mound with that little rye grin that he had, like this is going to beat you. He knew he was going to. Yes. And he was looking forward to matching wits against you. And that was such a as buckled mill would say, you might beat him when he was out there messing around. But busted when he was locked and loaded, you couldn't touch it. And so one of my favorite stories is actually the story that I initially heard the great Vin Scully tale. And then I had it verified where why did Herzog with whitey and George George Brett, mister Herzog is over at the K, they back at one and sweets holding court. Everybody said, well, mister Herzog and Georgia back there, why don't you go and say hello to him? And I do. And the first question I asked him I said, I heard the story about you and satchel page, I want to know if it's true. He says is absolutely the truth. Well, the year is 1956. Now, if you believe that satchel was born in 1906, which I absolutely do not. But that would make him 50 years old now. And he is now pitching for the Miami Marlins in triple-A. And he is pitching highly effectively whether the man was 50 or possibly 60 years old at the time. And so who was on that team, a young outfielder named why did hers are? And so they're playing in Rochester, New York. And so busted the Rochester team have a knot hole in the outfield wall. And they had a promotion that said, if any batter could hit the ball on the fly through the hole, you could win a $100,000. Well, man, it was virtually impossible. But mister Herzog says, he decides he's jogging. He took some baseballs with him because he wanted to see if the ball would fit through the hole. Well, there's just enough circumference to squeeze that ball through the hole. He goes and gets satchel. He says, satchel, you always bragging about how great your control is and how you can throw a baseball over a chewing gum wrapper. Honest to God is true. He did not warm up using home plate. The old man warmed up, he would have to catch a stick of foil chewing gum wrapper on top of home plate and wherever the catcher moved to chewing gum wrapper such a right over the top of the chewing gum wrapper. So you always bragging about how you could throw baseball over chewing gum rapper. I bet
"negro league" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Makes the epic and historic announcement that it was recognizing the Negro leagues for exactly what we already knew to be a major league. And that had a ripple effect. You know, so all of a sudden, I think the engagement around the Negro leagues and the Negro leagues baseball museum, even though we were in the midst of this worldwide pandemic, the engagement around the museum started to grow. And so while the corporate support for our museum suffered tremendously because you got to take care of people. Health and Human Services absolutely moved to the forefront. Cultural institutions like the Negro league baseball museum get pushed a little bit on the back burner. But surprisingly, because of the level of engagement, we saw our individual support. Grow three, fourfold, and we were able to do things with the Major League Baseball teams that even heightened that engagement because they didn't add at most to do. You know they didn't have all the stuff they would normally have to do. And so we were able to absolutely capitalize on a situation that seems so dire initially. And like I said, we've been building on that momentum. We riding that wave of momentum. We get to bug being voted in and now buck O'Neill is leading what would have happened in 2020. Spiritually leading this effort right now. And so we are preparing to launch another significant fundraising effort you may have seen the amazing release of the animated shorts that we did with Major League Baseball. First ever series of animation on the Negro leagues that we did in partnership with Major League Baseball and the epic announcement of the inclusion of Negro leaguers in the Sony PlayStation video game, MLB, the show 23. And this too has had a ripple effect. You know, I'm so far removed from the gaming stage, you know, busting red I was playing on the video game, it was Atari. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, I've had that conversation with my son. You know, try to explain to him Pong. You moving across slowly across the screen. So before I ask you about satchel page, tell me about how people can help if they want to help. Yeah, no, we welcome the support.
"negro league" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Josh Gibson baseball card from Eclipse Books. All six items are yours. Hey, Luigi, Are you a baseball fan? You have any question for Leon Day? I just, You know, I've read about that. You know the Negro leagues and everything, And I think his records were fantastic. And I want to congratulate and one is, uh, on everything he's done on his accomplishments Got flush everybody Thank you very much now, before we get to some of those other prizes, I must pull Todd Bolton on the microphone. Come on Over here, Todd, Batter up air time. How's your curve? Ball there, Todd? Alright, Mike a little more towards you. Yeah. You got to speak right into that microphone area. Don't be afraid of that. You can eat it up there. As you probably know. This is the beginning of black history month and one good way to celebrate. It is taking place on February 8th and ninth in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia at the John Brown Museum. It's called the Athlete in Black America, 18 50 to 1950. It's called. It's a symposium and joining us here to tell us About it is Todd Bolton, chairman of the Negro League Committee of the Society for the American Baseball Research. Did I get that right? I'm a member. Dick Clark is our chair. Oh, the Negro League Committee is going to beat me up. Now that I made you, chairman. I'll protect you, honey, We'll get out both your bats. Yeah, I got my Leon days. I am alright. Friends. Todd has been limb owed around with Leon Day this weekend and again, we owe our thanks to Chesapeake Limo Service and Ron runoff. Todd, who is sponsoring this symposium. It's being sponsored.
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"He'll always regret his failure to include players from the negro leagues among the ghost players. Which you know looking back now makes me feel like that's enough to relegate this film to the aspen of history and it's not something that we should continue to celebrate say remake field of dreams. Call it feel fuck. Y'all and have cool papa. Bell and josh gibson oscar charleston and judy
Baseball Reference Adds Negro League Data in Record Books
"Is a big day today for baseball statisticians and to help us explain all that is Larry Lester. He is the chair of the Negro Leagues Committee for the Society. American baseball research. And Larry This is personally got to be a pretty big day for you. Oh, yes, It's a confirmation for all the 50, plus years of work up mining data from newspapers and compelling it and president into a database and producing results has never been seen before. And so this is the day that the records from the Negro Leagues are being incorporated into Major league baseball records, right so The numbers for the most part are merged. Uh, that is correct. The Negro League players now have major league status, with the emphasis on major And has status available. So I'm happy that this is Sally come to fruition and hopefully, uh, some on unheralded players. We'll get some more
"negro league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Bill Lasky and Terry Crowley on these sports leader fans. I'm happy to have an author with us this morning. His name is Bob Luke. He's the author of three books, including The Baltimore E Light Giants. Sported society in the age of Negro League baseball, and he's written numerous articles on the history of baseball and the Negro Leagues. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland. He's got a very, very important book out. It's called the most famous woman in baseball. Half a manly and the Negro Leagues, Bob, Welcome to the show. How are you? Good, Marty. Thanks for having me on. I appreciate it. Well, I'm very happy to have you. You know, we've done so many stories about Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey and different things about baseball. But F A manly is the only woman in the baseball Hall of Fame and I'm not talking about writers and broadcasters. She is in the In the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and she really is an amazing story and amazing woman prior to World War two during World War two. And an integral part of the Gro League Baseball. Um, glad to have you with us and that to tell you tell the story of f A manly and go ahead, Bob. Why? Why did you choose this subject? Well as I was doing a couple of the other Negro late books, her name kept popping up as the only woman managing and they grow weak team going to meetings with owners getting in fights with sportscasters trying to make the Negro Leagues business. Respectable operation. Um s O. I thought she'd be an.
"negro league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"Trying to look at ways to make Money with the negro league stuff. I'm sure you know. In recent years we have lost a lot of players on many of the players who used to attend the reunions. Have you know sadly now passed away so the reunions you know have been getting smaller In recent years I would say that as more and more players pass away and with the recent Attention and news. That major league baseball has brought to the negro league with their recognition. Recognition of statistics. Live with right. Yeah yeah very long overdue. I would say with that. I think the players that are still here with us will probably you know have have a lot more interest Put towards them. I'm sure once covid subsides A lot more teams and organizations will be wanting to hear from these players. Well look i. I wish you tremendous success with this book. I i you know. I i just i certainly hope that the the covid situation does We get some relief for that so that you can maybe do some more in person kinds of things. I i can't imagine i can. I can imagine the the press. Junket that you're going to be on. Virtually i can hear an npr interview. I could i just all kinds of stuff because it's a fascinating story. Just you know. As a personal journey number one but number two the intergenerational of the interracial part of the story the the passion i e not profit driven thing or just you know childhood and early adulthood Curiosity turned passion turned crusade. If you will right righteous at that. There's a whole bunch of dimensions to this. And i it. It's a it's a. it's a great read. I wish you nothing. But the best with it. But i do think you know you as your your last sort of sentences there it does it does kind of worry certainly me and i'm sure you to write as these players get older right. They're not making more of a bright and it's almost like world war two veterans or others of of generations that made their marks and for their dent in history. And you know once the.
"negro league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"They're all just incredibly grateful. Life changing stuff. I you know we had some some interesting conversations around the The old aba american basketball association. Which is still an ongoing thing And there is It's it's apparently very challenging. But there's there's a a group of players that are trying to make the strongest case that they can to be including its nba. Pensions as well. And you know this is not this becomes more and more common theme the more deep go into these various leagues and histories and stuff especially and negro leagues. A little bit different. But but especially when there was an absorption or a merger or those kinds of things where teams and players and franchises and were inherited or brought in or or essentially subsumed into the bigger entity. There are a lot of loose ends there right and and this is not only that but it's also a story of frankly just how big business sports this become literally in the last two decades right. It's it's a it's a non starter. I mean beyond the pale come the forties and fifties. Right this is life changing stuff for guys who you know. Many of which we talked earlier league stuff. They were just happy to be there. But you know this is. It's beyond beyond all of that. And i just got. I can't imagine how grateful they must have each to a person have been for for those success stories and and maybe even the appreciation for trying on their behalf though not maybe succeeding in certain cases. Yeah i think the craziest story to as a player who turned down a pension. Okay do tell so. There was a player by the name of alfred. Cardinal who had played four seasons with the kansas city monarchs in the late forties early fifties. And he he was one he was the only person who ever turn one down that i encountered but it it just really showed me in the end that in a while a large percentage of players are grateful to have played in the negro league or the minor leagues or both..
"negro league" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be because he didn't know how old he was. Okay, you know was records, you know, he wasn't born in a hospital in this, you know, it was written a Bible, right? So he got to play in the major leagues. So he tried out. Yeah and Boudreaux said he started to run and then he used I hate running so he walked back over and he said it was just nervous as he ever was and he was never nervous. He does Big Mouth down he talks right, right. He talks smack. He'd yell at you on the field. I'm going to put you on your ass, right? That's how he played he was that colorful fans loved him. Yeah. I mean, he was the big draw and black baseball. He quit every team. They they tried to borrow him. That didn't work. He he started his own team. You know what I mean? Like, he just didn't matter. He showed the game time. White cops would stop him cuz he'd be driving his Buick a thousand miles an hour cuz his late and why I have to stop him a $25 fine and those days they would find you right at your car like Montana. Where do you go? Here's fifty. I'm coming back this way tomorrow. Oh, that's where that joke came from good for your Satchel Paige. So that's awesome Boudreaux got into hit against him. Wait, so so he told the guy that he was young. He comes back to the mound and Boudreaux goes. All right, I'll take a few swings against you cuz I'm he led the league in hitting that here. So it was a legitimate person to take a swing against so he gets into the box. He gets into the batter's box off and page back and throws a bunch of strikes and he gets comfortable fouls and he's after ten minutes. He's like, all right. All right, they gave him a major league contract. Welcome to the team. Yeah, he pitched he sold the stadium on Cleveland stadium in those days off thousand people. So his first starts in the big leagues places with people, right? And he had a good record. He won like seven or eight games relieved in the world series is the first black pitcher to play Anime World Series you relieved in 1948 World Series. There's a plaque tune in Cleveland at the Outfield still and then at the end of the year mind you this man was almost fifty years old. They talked about may be of the year. The sports writers were.
"negro league" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"On the front line because of the Prejudice off the army, so they were often the supply Corps famously the red ball Express which delivered food to the Troops all over Europe was a blocking it. They were allowed to have their own segregated Air corps as you were called in to schedule. Airmen who had the unit but they're all blocked no wives and then they were always the ones who had to load the animal on the ships. So there was a famous explosion in the Bay Area during the war that killed loads of people almost dangerous fucking job in the world bringing him. Oh and putting it on a pitching boat full of ammo right? So that was the they made black people do during the war right some of them page as far too old to be in the Army at that point. He was already old and the Negro League game was on the Sunday in Washington DC a New York were drawing thirty-five forty thousand people in the white teams were drawing two thousand twenty five thousand people. So they were out the white owners were happy to take their money. They rent them the stadium let them have their black game with their black people and then wouldn't let the guys use the clubhouse. They had to go dress down the summer anyway, Oh Jesus Sage part of the reason why there was segregated stopped being was they realized the potential of black dollars, right, you know a certain point financially it was stupid to keep wiping me out but prejudiced as you know, when's the day almost always so Satchel Paige during the war?.
"negro league" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"During the Depression were a lot of criminals because they weren't allowed to be CEOs or Bankers cuz they're black but they were allowed to begin kingpins. And so the king Panthers teams and stock them built ballparks pay the players and then one guy in Pittsburgh had his own bar that he ran the whole operation out of it was called the green dead. The Crawford Grill. Okay, and that's a good team was called the crawfords or the cross if you're down and his name was Gus Greenlee and he was a well-funded gangster and the Gang that they did was numbers running and numbers running is an Arcane thing now, but in those days there's a big deal you'd get a nickel or a penny. I'm not kidding pennies write a series of numbers that would be rid of like in stock market. And therefore the loop was brought back to the Crawford Grill and counted upstairs. Okay bags of coins bags of grapes pre-registered Freddy's off. Yeah, you know hard when she was a kid the famous singer and actress counting down toward and later of course became a singer downstairs and then went to Hollywood and how did you Gana Cruise a superstar? Yeah. So that's what we're talking about is not that long ago, like for instance just to not to answer your question about Kansas City. That's that that's kind of why it's there the monarchs where it came from the very beginning and the phone number. Organize Negro League too, and they also had Satchel Paige on the who's the most famous nuclear D player. He pitched for them in the forties and they were in the guys that Negro League World Series, which was called the East West game fairly short National American their legs were the eastern league, Washington's. Okay, and how many people watched unsteady Celeste? Okay. Okay. And how many teams did they do they do and they switched so it fluctuated 1008 time like the big leagues but there's independent teams are everywhere. So Charley Pride the country star who just passed away. Yeah played for the Memphis play to the Memphis Red Sox a red caps. His brother. Mac Pride was a star pitcher in the Negro Leagues Charlie played in The Negro Leagues basically wage then tried to play in the big leagues was thrown off the Mets class and 62 and that's when he decided to make a go of it as a country singer and moved to Montana. Hey grains a minor, you know one of my stocks and then you on my Earth It's.
"negro league" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"Had star players at this era what we're talking about the the latter half of the nineteenth century and wage because of right after the Civil War because of the Thirteenth Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments black men attained in a measure of autonomy and so much they were allowed to own things and vote, right? So of course not all had to come crashing down and eighteen Seventy-Six when they tried to do what they tried to do the other day at the Capitol, right? Right, right the election away from Hays who was going to keep grants policy wage and they I mean children and they gave it to Hays right clearly racist. So then they were able to start Jim Crow. But this is where my point is going. There were black professional players playing in white professional leagues in the 18000s. No one talks about it. It's not something that people talk about a lot but it really did happen and right after this, this is 18 6526. This is off the 1880s is when to see professional baseball doesn't really get off the ground until oh until the eighties. Well, they were playing it in the eighteen forties and fifties, but the League's began in the eighteen seventy. So then there became minor leagues to help Supply the major leagues, right? Right, the the might the national league started in 1876. Okay, American League in 1900, but there was a bunch of other leagues in the nineteenth Century so long In those professional leagues including one which was called the union Association a black man played and his name was fantastically Moses Fleetwood Walker. Yes his brother who also thought it was well day Wilberforce Walker and they called Moses Fleet. That was his nickname cuz his name is Fleetwood. His middle name is Fleetwood. And of course Fleet is always a great Sports nickname. Yes, it'll eventually they began to play other professional teams and that there was a supreme racist on his team named Tony Mullane who was so good-looking that he was nicknamed by the sports writers the Adonis of the box, right the pitchers pitch. They still call the pitching mound to box even though it hasn't been a box for a hundred and twenty five years. Totally was the old days was like Cricket a drop off box. Okay, then then they started to make it a Maryland. And so now the game that we watch there's a mound but in the eighteen hundreds, it was a strip appear that they ran down. Oh, okay, like click underhand underhand. Yeah, so you not to get into the rules but they showed up with Fleet Walker and the team of his life. This picture wouldn't take signals from employee Walker was a catcher so, you know and the signals were always the same fastball curveball whatever else she got, right?.
"negro league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Totally Names like Shorty. And what's the other one little little little shooting until they learn from their dad leave onto they would fit in great New Jersey to its nicknames like that. Oh, God, so but number there's no way I could resist the burn ends. I mean you coming at me. I know how good that Kansas City barbecue is. And I do love crabs too. I love crab cake copes just like you. But I think I love barbecue even more, So I gotta go. Casey on this one. Okay. There you go. All right. Category number two. Well, you know, we talk about culture right in the pop culture shouting we show down, So you have to have a cultural outing in each town like what would you do to experience the flavor of each town? Like if I want to go somewhere in that town? Right? Well in Kansas City, you know where we're going. We've had Bob Kendrick on this show. How many times? Yeah, the president of the Negro League Baseball Museum. I offer you Kansas City's finest. This is a tribute from the All Star Game a couple years ago when it was in Kansas City coach was at the game. Kansas City Negro League Baseball Museum. Kansas City may serve as the backdrop for today's All Star game, but understand that in 1920 right here on the corner of 18th and Paseo, the first step was taken towards the integration of baseball in America Roof lost a letter contention. Of eight independent black baseball team owners into Kansas City and 1920 then met at the old Brazil Y M C. A. He was serving notice to Major league baseball that a new player Had arrived on the scene. Six years before the catch in the 1954 World Series. Willie Mays played in the Negro League World Series for the Birmingham Black Baron's Every time. I think, Abi think about guys hitting balls much farther than guys in the majors. You got to understand they wouldn't looking at the Negro League at that time. So there you go, guys,.
Remembering Atlanta Braves legend and longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron
"It was a sad day in baseball last week. When hank aaron passed away at age eighty six. One of the all time greats sluggers in baseball history. He wasn't amazing player. An amazing person. And when you think about hank. Aaron and his impact on a game it was tremendous. Think about this hank. Aaron played in the negro leagues hank. Aaron came up to the big leagues and was a star from day one. And when you look at his body of work. It is an incredible incredible degree of consistency. When you think that hank aaron batted three oh five. Seven hundred and fifty five home runs almost averaged hundred. Rbi is twenty three seasons and think about this. If you took away as seven hundred and fifty five home runs from his hit total he still would have three thousand hits. Which by itself get you into the hall of fame so not only does he have three thousand hits. He has a five hundred home. More than five hundred home runs. Those two are markers for me that automatically get my vote and then when you think about what he had to go through to become the homerun champ and the hey and the threats and the racism that was pointed towards him. Think about that People saying that they were going to shoot him. Kill his kids and this guy never never came undone never lashed out at people never got angry. Just kept playing ball kept his head down. He is definitely someone you can admire. And then he did weeks that milestone passing babe ruth and what a monumental moment that was when hank aaron became the all time home run king and i know people some people say he's still my home run king and is not barry bonds and i don't really wanna get into the whole debate about this. This is about hank. Aaron and what he did. I respect what hank aaron put up his numbers he put up but in the record books he's number two and that's where he is and that's what i respect and there's nothing wrong with being number two when when you put up the body of work that hank aaron has done he will be missed. What an impact. He's had and the grace and the dignity everything he play with and he was a world series champion and he was a steady as a as a as a get. Never hit fifty home runs. How can a guy play twenty years. Hit all those home runs and never had those big years over fifty. It's it's an amazing amazing accomplishment. And hank aaron will definitely be missed
"negro league" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"There was Bernie and the mittens. If there's one thing we can all agree on in this country, can it please be that the means of the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidates sitting in his folding chair, crossing his legs wearing this mask, winter coat mittens were the best. He was photographed alongside everyone from Winston Churchill to the replacements, and Molly Ringwald in the breakfast club. He even scored in appearance next to Jesus in Divinci is the last supper. What fun was that scrolling through those? Mittens, though they were knitted by a teacher named Jen Alice of Essex Junction, Vermont, given to Bernie Sanders while he was on the campaign trail two years ago, along with a note that said, I believe in you, I've always believed in you and I hope you run again. She says she was honored. Don't forget something else that surfaced of Bernie Sanders on Twitter pictures of him back in 1963. There were black and white photos showing him being dragged away by police as he campaigned for civil rights. So for Bernie Sanders, it's Not just about the mittens in the winter coat on Friday, right as we were going to air we found out that the great Hank Aaron had died. He was known, of course for hitting 755 home runs five more when you count the Negro League stats, and instead of playing the game, I don't know that I took everything for granted. I took everything that that they gave me on, and a planet is hardly as I possibly could. But Hank Aaron wasn't just a baseball player he helped break the color barrier in the South started a foundation to help kids from the ages of 9 to 12, study music, art writing and dance. He created college scholarships and worked closely with boys and girls clubs across the country. Just a few weeks ago, he had his picture taken getting the covert vaccine, saying he wanted to help black Americans see that the shots were safe, and that's what was most important to Hank Aaron, he told the Appleton Wisconsin Post Crescent newspaper two years ago. I want to be remembered not as someone who hit 700 home runs or who had a 300 batting average. He said. I want to be remembered as someone who did a little more than that. As someone who helped mankind and Karen died peacefully in his sleep. His family says he was 86. From ABC News. This has been perspective. Thanks for listening. If you wanna listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the perspective podcast. Give us a review. If you've got the time tell us what you like. And what you'd.
"negro league" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Obviously, when your first game as a big league announcer In his very first game is, you know Marty Brennaman made this historic call that ball of God believe Henry Aaron has just tied rose home run record of 714 days with a cloud over the 3 75 marker in left field. And then, of course on 37 16, and you know the rest. But that was Marty's first game and there to witness history is as Hank Aaron Henry Aaron tied Babe Ruth's record. Go on to beat that obviously, too. On, You know, that's what remember from baseball fan's perspective here in Cincinnati. Um, but you know, it was a social movement before social justice is the thing he was fighting for this and the one I'll leave you this comment as remember the passing Hank Aaron Day. So he tells this story back in the early 19 fifties, and then he was playing for the Indianapolis clowns of the Negro League. And they were having an office, a rain delay or whatever it might be. He was in a restaurant behind the stadium there in Indy. And they were having breakfast as a teen. And as they waited for the rain to stop, so they go to the ballpark and get ready for the game that afternoon, they heard. Plates breaking in a kitchen. And he said that was the worst sound I've ever heard in my life. I still even those later years can can remember in my mind that sound of breaking glass and even when he heard things break throughout his life to make him cringe because what they were doing then in the early 19 fifties in that restaurant Is that in and I think they're in D. C at the time As a matter of fact, so here they are in Washington. Land of the free home of the brave. And they were destroying the plates. They were actually breaking the plates. That had touched the forks. The forks that had been in the mouths of black men. He said that if dogs have eaten off those plates over Washington used them, but because they were black, they actually physically destroyed the plates. That Henry Aaron and his teammates eight on on that day. Has someone who wasn't alive back then. In being relatively older now. Can't even fathom that I can't even Can't even get my mind around that thinking. So, Yeah, We've got a lot of stuff. A lot of things We have to do it make things fair. There's no doubt about it. There's issues of accountability as well. There's a lot of factors in this whole thing. Not making excuses. But going, you know, for those who believe, man. Things haven't gotten better. Well, I mean, Just think about that. I, You know, it's so foreign and so disgusting to me personally. But I can't even comprehend that that would have ever happened, right? You know, we talk about people who are deniers of history, for example. Deny that the Holocaust or 9, 11 are all these things that ever happened. You wonder why? Because it's um It's just so shocking and just so wait. What? No. Come on, man. It was in a movie. Now that that actually really happened. Hank Aaron, the Hall of Famer dead at the age of 86 today known and one of those rare people who are known much more more what they did, I think in their impact after playing baseball than they did on the field for Ah, Long career of 21 years anchor and dead today at the age of 86. Get a time out in and speaking of the issue of race. Well, here, here we go again because they're individuals who are going to make something racial that shouldn't be And we'll get to that. The difference between black and green just ahead. 700 wlw Friday morning,.
"negro league" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Hey, listeners tensing A Vega is away and I'm Cindy Rodriguez from W. N. Y C pinch hitting for her this week. In December we brought you the story of Major League baseball, recently announcing it would officially give the Negro leagues major league status. That meant it would recognize the stats and records of the roughly 3400 black players who played in the Negro Leagues from 1922 1948. Since we brought you that news. We've gotten a more personal take on the story. My name is Dennis Bill of former Negro League Baseball player. Played 1933 and 30 forward to Chicago. American Jack Dennis is also president of Yesterday's Negro League Players Foundation. He's also author of the book Secrets of the Negro Baseball League, As told by Dennis Biddle. Our friend Callie Crossley, who hosted last week on the takeaway got a chance to sit down with little a few days ago to reflect on the moment, I think is a great thing to happen now. Should have happened years ago. You know, I think about those old players that have Past own. They would have enjoyed the fact that they're being equal to something they already knew and couldn't do anything about it. What they're doing. It's a start, which is great recognizing those great ballplayers that did not have the opportunity. To display their talents in the major league because of the color of our skin. So because they're only recognizing the states and records from 1922 1948. How will the numbers add up then? Because we're not going to know about the stats of the players who came after, and that's where it should have just said, recognizing players that played in the Negro Baseball League as equal to the players and the majorly because they were we were and we couldn't do anything about it. We can only Play each other on the game that we love. We had to strap to be better just to prove how great we really are work. I think of those all the players that prepared us to younger players. They went to a lot and and had nothing to look forward to. We knew we had a chance with jacket opening the door. But before then they had no chance. And that's what really bothers me when I say it's OK about the stats, But these men that live in now and we have a least 40 players still living around the country that Played in the fifties. The league did not end in 48. It ended in 1960. So since you played in the later years, 1953, can you tell me a little bit about your time playing in the league? Yes, that came in during the time when I knew I was being prepared for the major league, But he's older guys. You see what happened after Jackie Open the door? Most of the guys that was too old to go in at that time. Became coaches, trainers, managers and owners at that time, and they were prepared a younger player for the major leg that this is something that was handed down to me. These men that gave so much to tell the game of baseball donor recognition that they could get would be to say I prepared Hank Aaron for the major leagues, Hank Aaron 100 Banks and Willie Mays and many, many more that This is all the contribution that they felt that they had to the game of baseball because they had no other recourse. How did they prepare you? You were quite young when you played a game in over 17 years old, right out of high school, and no scouts scouted me. I'm from Arkansas Love town in Arkansas. Pitched a no hitter and I was recognized by booking agent from the Negro Baseball leagues. You asked me. How would you like to play in a neat row? Baseball? Only I knew nothing about the Negro Baseball League. But I have to go from my hometown 1000 miles to Chicago, the play in the Negro Baseball League and I'm grateful for the fact that that happened because I learned a lot about life. I was only 17 years old and I never forget Players like double Do Direct Cliff and James Bell it calling to Papa Bell. And they put their arms around a younger player and a pad off. But what make come in other words, we had a chance to go to the major league. And I'm appreciative of that the day and I know that's why years later became president of it of a foundation that was set up your to recognize the living players of the Negro Baseball League. So you met Jackie Robinson. Can you tell us about? Yes, I became a free agent with the Chicago Cubs in 1955 amid Jackie. We had dinner together downtown Chicago along with Ernie Banks and Jean Baker and Rock Campanella, and I'll never forget that and I read about it. I know we had gone through and the Negro League because I I going through a two years myself, but when he said he said, kid they cannot write in the book are showing a movie. What I went through. And being young man like up men today that I wanted to go back home to Mama. You know, I couldn't understand the treatment we would get in and I said to him, Mr Robinson, did you ever think about quitting Because I did. He said. Son. I thought about it every day, he said. But I had made a promise that I will open the door. So other young black men player will be able to play in the major Lee. Jack. You told that to me? That's something that always be a part of me. And do you feel the MLB decided to finally make this announcement to include the Negro leagues now because it's been 100 years or because of the racial uprisings or both reasons. I organized along with show Brewer. We organized yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Foundation and 1996. At that time, it was 300. And 14 of us still living around the country with no recognition and you know the players. They didn't know what to do. They just went off Look, jobs and things but Mr Brewer. He had been trying for years to get them together, which was a hard thing to do. Even today with the plant few players they're still living because someone that Come up and offer them $100 that don't sign autographs and do that they don't go. And you know they vulnerable to this kind of treatment. And Mr Brue always said, he said, if we stuck together as one, we will be a force to reckon with. Do you feel the MLB can compensate the players who are still alive or their families. I really do. I don't know how they could do it. But, you know, reparation is a hard thing to talk about the days, but those families should Be considered. I don't know how they could do it. I just want something right now for the players that are still living. I want the recognition. I want monetary. I want money that they're given these organizations that preserving our history. Give it to the players that are still living. Make them a part of it. 1919 98 I take the books. Seeley helped me. Yep, the organization get benefits both 79 player that was still living. They got the major league better pension front. But the criteria they said, we're four years in the Negro League, and most of the players were dead and gone. Some of your them did qualify. I accept Commissioner to Lord quite too. It took one year. If he would do that, that would include every player that still living it played in the Negro Baseball League, but I have not heard back from him after two letters to him. You think there's a chance that it could still happen, Given that there's a lot of attention to this move by the MLB. I'm hoping it will. Mr Biddle. Thank you so much for keeping the flame alive. Thank.
"negro league" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Thank you so much for keeping the flame alive. Thank you dennis. Biddle is a former negro league player and president of yesterday's negro league players foundation. He's also author of the book. Secrets of the negro baseball league as told by dennis. Biddle he spoke with gbh. is callie. Crossley we reached out to major league. Baseball for comment about mr bills letters. Asking for pensions for all living negro league ballplayers. They sent us a.
"negro league" Discussed on The Takeaway
"In december. We brought you the story of major league baseball recently announcing it would officially give the negro leagues major league status that meant it would recognize the stats and records of the roughly thirty four hundred black players who played in the negro leagues from nineteen twenty to nineteen forty eight. Since we brought you that news. We've gotten a more personal take on the story. Dennis la former negro league baseball player. Play one thousand nine hundred fifty. Three and fifty forward cargo american giants. Dennis is a former negro leagues player and president of yesterday's negro league players foundation. He's also the author of the book secrets of the negro baseball league as told by dennis. Biddle our friend callie. Crossley who hosted last week on the takeaway got a chance to sit down with bill a few days ago to reflect on the moment. I think it's a great thing to happen now. Should have happened years ago You know. I think about those players have passed on. They would have enjoyed being equal to something. They already knew and couldn't do anything about it. What they're doing a star which is great recognizing those great ball player did not have the opportunity to display their talents in the major league because of the color. Thus scam so because they're only recognizing the states and records from nineteen twenty to nineteen forty eight. How will the numbers add up then. Because we're we're not gonna know about the the stats of the players. Who came after and that's where it should have just said recognize and players that played in the negro baseball league as equal to the player in the major league. Because they were we were and we couldn't do anything about it. We can all play each other on the game that we loved. We had to strap to be better guest to prove hot. Greg we really are work. I think all players prepared officer young player they. They went through a lot and had nothing to look forward to. We knew we had a chance with jackie opening a door but before they had no chance. And that's what really bothers me when i say as okay about the stats but these men that live in now we have at least forty playoff still living around the country that played in the fifties. The league did not end in forty eight. It ended in nineteen sixty So since you played in the later years one thousand nine hundred fifty three. Can you tell me a little bit about your time playing in the league. Yes i came in on a time. When i knew i would be prepared for the major league. But he's older guy. You see what happened after. Jackie opened the door. Most of the guys. That was too old to go in at that. Time became coaches training managers and owners at that time and they were prepared a young player but a major league. This is something that was handed down to me. These men that gave so much to to the game of baseball the owner recognition that they could get would-be to say up pad hank aaron for the major leagues hank aaron banks and willie mays minute more than this is all the contribution that they felt that they had to the game baseball because they had no of course. How did they prepare you. You were quite young when you play our seventeen years old right out of high school and No scout scouted me. I'm from arkansas town in arkansas up. It's a no hitter. And i was recognized by a booking agent from the negro baseball league. Who asked me. How would you like to play in the row baseball. The i knew nothing about the negro baseball league. But i had to go from my hometown thousand miles of chicago the play in the negro baseball league and i'm grateful for the fact that that happened because i learned a lot about life. I was only seventeen years old. And i'll never forget players like double duty radcliffe and james belt at him to pompa bail and they put their arms around the young player and and and and for pad but what might come in other words. We had a chance to go to the major leagues. And i'm appreciative of that. Today and i noticed why years later. I became president of a foundation that was set up to recognize the living player of the negro baseball league. So you met jackie robinson. Can you tell us about yes. I became a free agent with the chicago cubs in nineteen fifty five amid jackie. And we had dinner together. Downtown chicago along with ernie banks and gene baker and roku manila. And i'll never forget that. And i read about it. I know we had gone through in the negro league. 'cause i don't do it two years myself. But when he said he said kia taking that writing a book or showing a movie. What i went through and being young man i got minuted. I i wanted to go back home to momma. I couldn't understand the treatment. We will get in. And i said to him mr robinson. Did you ever think about quitting. Because i did he said son. I thought about it every day. He said but i had made a promise that i will open a dose or other young black men play will be able to play in the major leagues jacket. Tola to me that something that always be a part of me and do you feel the lb decided to finally make this announcement to include the negro leagues now. Because it's been one hundred years or because of the racial uprisings or both reasons. I organized a lowest show brewer. We organize yesterday's negro league baseball player foundation and nineteen ninety. Six at that time was three hundred and fourteen of us still living around the country with no recognition and You know the players. They didn't know what to do. They just went off little jobs and things but mr brewer. He had been trying for years to get them together which was a hard thing to do even today with the player to player that still living because someone that come up off now now one hundred dollars but don't sign autographs and do the goal and you know they abon about to this kinda treatment and mr brewer always said he said if we stuck together as one we will be forced to reckon with. Do you feel the. Mlb can compensate the players who are still alive or their families. I really do. I don't know how they can do it. But you know reparation is a hard thing to talk about the days but those families should be considered. I don't know how they can do it I just want something right now. The players that are still living. I want some recognition. I won't monitor monitor that. They're giving these organization that opposed serving our history. Give it to the players still living. Make them a part of their and nineteen ninety nine eight. I a thanks to bush. Ceiling helped me help the organization get benefits. Seventy nine player. That were still living. They got the major league pension prone but the criteria that were four years in negro league and most of those players were dead and gone. Some a few of them did qualify. I asked commissioner to lord laura criteria to one year. If he would do that that would include every player that still living at played in the negro baseball league. But i have not heard back from him out to to. Do you think there's a chance that it could still happen. Given that there's a lot of attention to this move by the mlb. I'm hoping it will or mr bell..
"negro league" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Cops like 892 bases. I'd imagine that in psych op, not known as being a boy's baserunning is known for being, You know, a great hitter. Three things you like to go with. You would have shied away from tight carb, too. A man who was shopping his cleats and came into the bag. He was not the next person, either. Morgan Morgan Morgan, the man the man was a classic bigot, and he didn't care. He said it right out and so forth, but that doesn't diminish. What he did in the game, but at the same time as a black man, I look at his error. In the era of that whole period of time before Jackie Robinson as a lost period of baseball because even Babe Ruth said the same thing. How could we call ourselves the best baseball in the world? When we have these guys that we play, you know. Off season All Star games against and so forth, and they want to kick it out. But babe who said this give me my eyes didn't say it, Babe Ruth said. When the Negro League all Stars play the white all stars back in those days of Negro League All Stars won most of the games. And even Babe Ruth. One time that I have figured out have some fun. I'll go over and play on their team. It wasn't even more him. It wasn't even a contest. It's a babe, if you come back over here or up, we're not gonna blush. Oh, but that was Babe. They did They please, baby baby need they didn't care about anything except being babe. But you know, these are the things that that I think about when I think about guys like Brock He broke all of Marr Will's records. Then Ricky Henderson broke all of his Ricky hand. Today. I am the greatest hangover said Hey, I'm gonna tell you something. Let me tell you something. He wasn't too far from it. Believe me, he is still considered the greatest leadoff hitter in the history of the game. Of the game. Let me take my last break of the hour here. Anybody wants to call him and speak with Jimmy Myers? As you can tell. The man knows this stuff 617 to 5 14 38 889 to 9. 10 30 of the phone numbers. And the time and temperature here it be easy. I'll do temperature 1st 42 degrees. And 9 49. It's night side with Dan Ray. Hey, Jim. Don't you be easy? Boston's news radio ever wonder why the Italians are so happy? You know what's the food? Hi, Nikki. Be here, the owner of traces Italian eatery, I decided to create a place where you feel like out of that big Italian family. Dining.
Families of Negro Leaguers rejoice in MLB's decision to recognize league
"On wednesday. Mlb announced that it was quote unquote elevating negro leaguers. Two major league status within its official historical record which helps explain why google searches for the name. Josh gibson suddenly started spiking. Baseball says it's figuring out how to include negro leagues statistics into its canon of sacred numbers. And there is no resume quite as legendary or as mythical as that of the late josh gibson. The catcher that satchel page once unambiguously deemed the greatest hitter. Who ever lived. So i called up shawn gibson. Josh's great grandson and the executive director of the josh gibson foundation to understand what mlb's decision to elevate his great grandfather means to him. Well first of all. I don't like the word elevating. I think it should be more of a merger because niggly baseball player or major league players as well. So that's first and foremost this. And i want to bid tuesday night as josh gibson's greg grants and i woke up as josh jacobs. His grandson asher to cerebral calls questions about this happened. Literally when people say happen literally overnight it literally happened overnight and to wake up and see that in lobby made the announcement and josh gibson. Now what we consider not just one greatest league baseball players he. He'll be considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time and so for us in our family. It's a great honor. Ona understand josh. What you heard growing up from family from friends about how your great grandfather considered his own career compared to those who had the opportunity who were afforded that opportunity to play in the majors for jars. You know and the other great negro baseball players you know. They knew they were great players. They didn't even know by to tell him that it was just a decision At that time it was in that era. that kennesaw mountain land is denied the opportunity to play in the majors but did not stop him. They barnstorm against a lot of white baseball players. And you know as well as we know. I know is that a lotta times. They beat the white ball players in. So that's something right there. And so when i totally stories just in our family. There's we call josh gibson big josh. 'cause josh gibson junior of course is the sense that you can't say jockey get confused. I wanted to ask you about one of big joshes more famous nicknames. He was called very famously. The black babe. When you hear that sean about your great grandfather how does that make you feel you know. Let's say this bridge. Stevens bakers great grandson. He's one of my good friends. We go back and forth back and forth on this all the time. I didn't know that okay. Tell me about your relationship with him. And what you guys talk about on this regard. That's great so burn. Stevens is bait roof. Great grandson and so we always talked about. You know josh gibson's compared to my grandfather. And i'm like well that's what you but if you ask me about. Bay roof is a white josh gibson. So we go back and forth. Is we always say our people always say Yankee stadium was called the house. Ruth bill in ice t's brent are okay but who hit the furthest home running stadio i give them on that one. Well i mean. I want to even push that. Story further sean. Because i grew up going yankee stadium. He's the only human being to ever hit a fair ball out of the park out of the house. That babe ruth ledley built. I don't want to rub it in his face to. I don't go that far. I just say the furthest rebel. We all know he headed out. The ballpark. we know is over near babe. Ruth kane close no all seriously. I've heard several stories two different stories. I heard it. It's out of the ballpark. Been a heard from some players that hit like the top tier of moammar. So you wrote a piece of the undefeated in august about your grandfather's name being on the mvp trophy. And that may have been unthinkable at one point but now it does feel like there could be momentum towards that. Why is this important to you and your family. Then the peak kinda fell on our lap on. This happened to read an article about terry pendleton barry. Larkin and mike schmidt. Making a case to remove kennesaw Mountains landers name off the mvp award and it gets to okay. Well here at a names that they're considering replacing the name with in his frank robinson branch rickey and go shoot josh gifts literally again on the phone with my board directors. I said listen. We just found herself in a race. Let's see how we can win it so for us. I'm hoping that the vwa taking consideration of this and really think twice when they make a decision to rename this after josh gibson but this mvp war if this may not. The jaw is just about josh gibson. This will carry on the legacy of all the other great players as well. Who were denied the opportunity. So josh gibson is carrying several thousand players on his shoulders but his vp award the page. Family the buck leonard. Cool up a bail family. Turkey stars fan oscar charleston. Family all great players will all celebrate. It'll be named after josh. But every time i speak about this i'll make sure represent all the family members who were denied the opportunity
Major League Baseball officially elevates Negro Leagues to 'Major League' status
"Baseball, announcing yesterday that it officially elevates the Negro leagues to major league status. The league is highlighting the contributions of the pioneers have played in the league from 1922 1948. The stats and records of those players will now be included as part of major league history.
MLB officially recognizes Negro League as "major league" after 100 years
"MLB classifies the Negro leagues as a major league and will integrate it stats and players into a Moby's official historical records as this year marks the centennial of the Negro League's
MLB Announces It Will Recognize Negro Leagues As Major League
"Roughly 3400. That is how many Blatt and let black rather and Latin ex baseball players from the game's segregated arrow will now be recognized as major league players. Major League Baseball announced today. It would now recognize the Negro leagues of the segregated era as major leagues. What that means is they're going to incorporate their stats. The MLB records long
Oxygen-Detecting Devices Give Misleading Readings In People With Dark Skin
"College the common advisor fingertip Nikita Leo devices is with college that measure bound, oxygen which works in with the blood low income or and increasingly first generation students. finding their way Normally, into what people's we do homes is we sit Because down the of students, the covert 19 we pandemic. walk through the common These pulse app. We ox walk devices through can different sometimes like give schools, misleading websites readings, and though, and people even with dark like, skin help them That's according physically to a new study. do it fast stuff NPR's we're science doing correspondent all of that. Richard Harris Over the reports phone and video when Detroit's screen, hospital and started so to overflow with that's covert really patients. hard. 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Baseball Rights a Wrong by Adding Negro Leagues to Official Records
"And on the year of its hundredth anniversary. Negro league baseball is being reclassified as a major league that means the stats of baseball greats. Like willie mays satchel page josh gibson and thirty four hundred. Other players will be incorporated into the official records of major league. Baseball in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine special commission added the records of six early leagues to the mlb books. Dating back to eighteen seventy six but it left out the negro leagues now with the help of the elias sports bureau. It's updating the books to include the negro leagues. mlb says it's correcting a longtime oversight in the game's history
Major League Baseball officially elevates Negro Leagues to 'Major League' status
"It took decades to right a wrong But Major league Baseball will now update its official records to include the stats of thousands of players who were part of the Negro Leagues. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on this watershed moment in sports. The announcement comes during the 1/100 anniversary year of the start of the Negro leagues. It confirms what many already knew. The approximately 3400 players kept out of the segregated majors were, in fact, major league caliber ballplayers in 1969, an all white MLB committee gave major league status to six previous baseball leagues without considering the Negro leagues. Baseball now says that omission was clearly an error, MLB's official historian John Thorne, told the sports website. The ringer quote. It's both imperative and satisfying to see MLB admit to a mistake and try to write it. MLB now will launch a review of how to incorporate Negro League players statistics into the official. Major league record. Books. Tom Goldman NPR
MLB officially recognizes Negro League as "major league" after 100 years
"Major league Baseball is reclassifying the Negro Leagues as a major league. It means the stats and records of 3400 black players will now be part of MLB history. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball
"On April Fifteenth Nineteen forty seven when Jackie, Robinson, walked onto the field for the Brooklyn dodgers he broke Major League Baseball's color line forever changing the sport. And Race. Relations in America. Jackie Robinson was an extraordinary athlete lettering in four Varsity sports at UCLA. Doing more to, he was drafted into the army who was court martialled after refusing to move to the back of a segregated military bus Robinson fought his case he was acquitted then honorably discharged. So. He always had a sense of fairness always had a sense of racial justice and social justice. Nineteen forty-five because the major leagues remained segregated Robinson joined the Negro Leagues and played for the Kansas City monarchs. Meanwhile, sports writers from African American newspapers were pressuring the major leagues to integrate. Branch Rickey. General Manager of the Brooklyn. Dodgers decided he'd act and began a search for the perfect prospect. Robinson's college education and his ability to endure the racists attacks that inevitably would ensue convince Rickie. It was Robinson who was the ideal candidate to become the first African American. Major. League player. Ricky sign. Robinson to the Brooklyn dodgers in nineteen forty seven. Despite racist abuse from opposing teams and Taunting by the Crowds Robinson manage to focus on the game. But the cost was high. He suffered indignities because of a commitment not to fight back. Gradually. He build a fan base excelled on the field and then was named rookie of the year. Even. Naysayers couldn't deny his outstanding talent as he led the Brooklyn dodgers to their first and only World Series Championship. When he retired Robinson turned his attention to the civil rights movement. He's a frontline participant mending his prestige, his presence to these causes for civil rights. He supported protests in Alabama, attended the march on Washington and was one of the NWEA CP's biggest fundraisers. Yet Robinson Saul civil rights as more than a political movement. He engages in business and entrepreneurial activities. It speaks to his multifaceted approach new away with Jim Crow create opportunities five Americans. By breaking the color line America's favorite pastime Jackie Robinson Open the door for integration far beyond the baseball field.
Hank Aaron: Breaking the Home Run Record
"On April Eighth Nineteen seventy four Atlanta Braves outfielder Henry Louis Aaron better known as Hank, his seven hundred fifteenth home run finally breaking the record of the legendary Babe Ruth like everyone else in the country I've been following errands pursuit of the record since the previous season. He played in the Negro Leagues in the Early Nineteen Fifties, and now here he was just two home runs away new but the excitement was undercut by a sense of alarm as errands quest unleashed a torrent of vicious racism baseball is the quintessential American sport. Now, an African American, a dark skinned black man challenging the power, the supremacy of baseball and of white men. That's why the hate mail death threats bomb threats. This was driving a stake at the heart of American culture. Has All this made you more aware than you're a black baseball player? I've never forgotten. Later, he would confess that he was afraid. He wouldn't live long enough to break the record. Then at the start of the nineteen, seventy, four season. All. Of all. Errands triumph was electrified By the end of his Major League career nine, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, six, he had hit a total of seven hundred and fifty five home runs. Errands record would stand for more than thirty years. The braves retired his number and he was elected to the hall of fame. To. This Day Hank Aaron is considered one of baseball's greatest players.
MLB Marks The 100th Anniversary Of The Negro Leagues
"Baseball is marking the anniversary of the Negro leagues created 100 years ago. The league's showcased black baseball players players who couldn't play on the major teams because of the color of their skin. Only a few members of the leagues are alive to celebrate the centennial Michigan radios, Doug Tribute spoke to the only surviving team owner and others about the legacy of the legendary leagues. In 1920 owners of independent black baseball teams from the Midwest gathered in Kansas City, Missouri. At that meeting they created the Negro National Leagues had no idea they were making history. They didn't care about making history. Bob Kendrick heads the Negro Leagues Baseball museum there, he says. Faced with segregation, black owners and players kept pushing for organized baseball. These athletes never cried about the social injustice. They went out and did something about so you won't let me play with you and I create my own And they did today. Stars like Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard and Satchel Paige are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but thousands of black and Latino players endured bigotry and racist taunts. It was Tear before the players at that time. Many Forbes owned the Detroit Stars from 1956 to 1958. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that players try of them. They had nowhere to stay because of the discrimination, so they slept in the buses. And they couldn't go in places to eat so one person would go to the back door. When get food for all the players. Pedro Sierra pitched in the Negro leagues for several seasons in the 19 fifties. He grew up in Cuba and says it was tough to adjust to segregation and racism he saw in the US It wasn't easy to see all the problem with the raise. I know all about it, herb artist. But I hadn't experienced today. Sierra lives in New Jersey In 1954 he signed with the Indianapolis clowns at the age of 16. His salary was less than 5% of what white players were earning dollars a month a month, $100 a month. And I look back and say, Oh my God. Jackie Robinson played briefly in the Negro leagues. Then, in 1947 he broke baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Cleveland, Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League. Coming seasons brought many more signings. But many Forbes sympathizes with the many athletes who were good enough to play in the major leagues, but never got a shot. Unfortunately, some of the good players by the time the time Came. They were too old to play. The last league folded in the early 19 sixties, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum estimates there are about 100 former players still alive. Forbes is 88 worries about being one of the last left to tell the story. And I just want a if I'm worthy of represent and speaking about the Negro League because When I got involved, things was easier for me. Then it wass father one before me. Many Forbes will keep sharing her stories with younger generations and others will to Major League Baseball has a day to honor the league's set for next month. The museum has pushed back its year long celebration of the centennial to next year and renamed it Negro Leagues. 101
Peter King on decision to leave MMQB; NFL draft fallout
"Working on scattered outages as well from last week's windstorm news time seven thirty three here's steve courtney sports all rich and not a very good performance by the tigers in kansas city yesterday they wrap up the fourgame series as a matter of fact that skipper ron gardenhire referred to it as ridiculous anyway the royals get a four two win kansas city wins a series for the first time in eleven tries this season matthew boyd fourrun six hits in seven innings of work tigers in texas to kick off the first of three eight oh five tonight michael fulmer on the hill for the tigers he's wanting to two point eight zero the era nba postseason the warriors now with a stranglehold on their series with the pelicans golden state gets a one eighteen ninety two win yesterday golden state up three one there the rockets ditto they beat the utah jazz one hundred eighty seven in utah houston up there now three games to one chris paul by the way twenty seven points sanli cup playoffs the lightning advance again they beat the bruins three one they will face the capitals or penguins caps up in that series three to western conference had the golden knights of vegas shutting out the sharks three nothing marc andre fleury twenty eight saves four shutout of the postseason vegas advances at a conference final as an expansion team no less face either winnipeg or nashville the jets lead that series three games to two and justifies victory in saturday's kentucky derby was worth one point four three two million to the horse's owners and nearly as much to one texas woman who picked five straight winners in races eight through twelve at churchill downs the woman from austin texas one one point two million dollars whether eighteen dollar pick five bet steve courtney wjr sports traffic and weather first on the fives with dc straight ahead this michigan opera theatre presents the the summer came this story of negro leagues baseball legend josh gibson considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time his historic journey is told of talent heartbreak and overcoming prejudice and discrimination featuring the michigan opera theatre orchestra and chorus may twelfth through the twentieth at the detroit opera house tickets and information at michigan opera dot org a possible by general motors.