Category: MLB

Jordon Adell is poised to fulfill his destiny in MLB draft | The Undefeated

Jordon Adell is poised to fulfill his destiny in MLB draft | The Undefeated

Jordon “Jo” Adell was born to play basketball. Adell is a physical slasher and an incredible leaper with a 40-inch vertical that would have placed him ...
Jackie Robinson and JFK on civil rights: Two men divided by a common country | The Undefeated

Jackie Robinson and JFK on civil rights: Two men divided by a common country | The Undefeated

John F. Kennedy was sailing through the 1960 presidential primaries on his way to the Democratic nomination. But he had a problem: A majority of Afric ...
Hate | The Players’ Tribune

Hate | The Players’ Tribune

This is not just about Fenway. This is not just about one drunk guy. This is not just about Major League Baseball. Source: Hate | The Pla ...
Curt Schilling Is Wypipo | The Root

Curt Schilling Is Wypipo | The Root

Whenever the word “wypipo” surfaces on the internet, there comes the inevitable Caucasian clapback that accuses the user of racism. Sometimes the accu ...
Celebrating the Life and Activism of Jackie Robinson | Black Perspectives

Celebrating the Life and Activism of Jackie Robinson | Black Perspectives

However, we must also remember the courageous and confrontational moments when Robinson openly pushed back against Jim Crow segregation in the Uni ...
The search for black Red Sox fans at Fenway Park | The Undefeated

The search for black Red Sox fans at Fenway Park | The Undefeated

If you close your eyes for just one second, you could possibly miss every black person at Fenway Park. On a cold, windy Wednesday night in Boston — tw ...
How much has baseball changed since the infamous Al Campanis interview? | The Undefeated

How much has baseball changed since the infamous Al Campanis interview? | The Undefeated

Thirty years later, I remember exactly where I was when my jaw dropped. Watching a tiny black-and-white television in our suburban Washington, D.C., b ...
Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African American to play pro baseball, six decades before Jackie Robinson | The Undefeated

Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African American to play pro baseball, six decades before Jackie Robinson | The Undefeated

The legacy of Moses “Fleet” Fleetwood Walker as the first African-American to play professional baseball is changing the narrative of sports history. ...
Satchel Paige becomes first Negro League player nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame | The Undefeated

Satchel Paige becomes first Negro League player nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame | The Undefeated

Thursday will mark the 46th anniversary of Leroy “Satchel” Paige becoming the first Negro League veteran to receive a nomination for the Baseball Hall ...
Don Motley’s museum will keep Negro League baseball alive for black boys | The Undefeated

Don Motley’s museum will keep Negro League baseball alive for black boys | The Undefeated

In baseball circles, people said farewell Tuesday to Don Motley, one of the founding fathers of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Miss ...
Is there no place in Pittsburgh for Negro League all-stars? | The Undefeated

Is there no place in Pittsburgh for Negro League all-stars? | The Undefeated

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, in 1948, former Negro League stars Satchel Paige and Larry Doby played on the winning team. ...
As a black Cubs fan, I understand history and I’m still hopeful | The Undefeated

As a black Cubs fan, I understand history and I’m still hopeful | The Undefeated

“I think we were the only black people there,” my wife said as we were leaving Wrigley Field a few weeks ago. The sentence jarred me a bit, first beca ...
Baseball’s black knights: This family wants to save black baseball | The Undefeated

Baseball’s black knights: This family wants to save black baseball | The Undefeated

The knock on baseball these days is that it has lost its appeal as a viable sport in the black community as evidenced by the fact that only 7 percent ...
Willie Mays comes down with ‘The Catch’ | The Undefeated

Willie Mays comes down with ‘The Catch’ | The Undefeated

On Sept. 29, 1954, New York Giants center fielder Willie Mays made the play of the 1954 World Series. No, no, no, the play of the year. The play of th ...
Suspended Seattle Mariner Compared BLM to KKK | The Root

Suspended Seattle Mariner Compared BLM to KKK | The Root

Surprise, surprise, the man who basically said he is not a racist wrote a Facebook post in August that disproves the point. Seattle Mariner Steve Clev ...
Baseball Player Tweets Racist Message, Then Pulls Apology Out of the ‘I’m Not a Racist’ Handbook: Examined | The Root

Baseball Player Tweets Racist Message, Then Pulls Apology Out of the ‘I’m Not a Racist’ Handbook: Examined | The Root

Updated Friday, Sept. 23, 2:42 p.m. EDT: The Seattle Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger for the remainder of the 2016 season without pay. Cleveng ...
Don’t expect protests in baseball — it’s a white man’s game by design | The Undefeated

Don’t expect protests in baseball — it’s a white man’s game by design | The Undefeated

An ongoing referendum is taking place in America, a trial in which we, the people, seem to be both plaintiff and defendant. The same questions are bei ...
Adam Jones on MLB’s lack of Kaepernick protest: ‘Baseball is a white man’s sport’ | USA Today

Adam Jones on MLB’s lack of Kaepernick protest: ‘Baseball is a white man’s sport’ | USA Today

The Orioles outfielder says African Americans lack strength in numbers in MLB. Source: Adam Jones on MLB's lack of Kaepernick protest: 'Baseball is a ...
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