Negro League Widow Passes Away
Feb17

Negro League Widow Passes Away

Louise Smith, widow of Hilton Smith, has passed away at the age of 98 years old.

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Black History Month: Bob Trice
Feb22

Black History Month: Bob Trice

Imagine yourself back in 1953 in Philadelphia. You are on the mound for your major league debut, and you walk out to a thunderous boo.

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Wizardry: One Author’s Ranking of Greatest Fielders May Surprise
Nov24

Wizardry: One Author’s Ranking of Greatest Fielders May Surprise

The development of sabermetrics has changed how we analyze and discuss baseball.

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Wilkinson Made Monarchs The Pride Of KC
Feb17

Wilkinson Made Monarchs The Pride Of KC

When the historic meeting to form the Negro National League took place in Kansas City in February, 1920, seven owners of teams collaborated with sportswriters, legal advisers and other influential community leaders. What they created was the premier league in which blacks would showcase their talents, generate economic opportunity, and eventually earn entrance to the segregated major leagues. At that meeting, every face in the group...

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Buck’s Favorite Year: The 1942 Kansas City Monarchs
Feb09

Buck’s Favorite Year: The 1942 Kansas City Monarchs

Buck O’Neil said the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs might have been the best professional baseball team ever. That fact is hard to argue.

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