Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), announced today that in partnership with U.S. Cellular and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Foundation will provide a four year JRF college scholarship to a member of the Jackie Robinson West Little League (JRW). Continue Reading →
The New York History Blog posts that the companion volume to Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860–1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary, Michael E. Lomax’s new book, Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931: The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2014), continues to chronicle the history of black baseball in Harlem and the United States. Continue Reading →
Former MLB All-Star and New York Yankees centerfielder, Bernie Williams, and Little Leaguers® from Harlem, New York, today lit the Empire State Building in red, white and blue in a special ceremony to honor the 75th Anniversary of Little League®. Continue Reading →
Henry Louis “Lou” Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), nicknamed “The Iron Horse” for his durability, was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Continue Reading →
With complete swagger in motion is one of baseball’s most charismatic cats, Satchel Paige, sitting on a car above. Continue Reading →
By Marc Rasbury
There is not a person over the age of 15, who does not remember what they were doing around 8:45 am on the morning of September 11, 2001. That is when a large jumbo jet crashed into the World Trade Center Tower One. About 30 minutes later, a second plane crashed into Tower Two. In a thirty minute period, our lives were changed forever. Americans no longer felt that we were isolated from the hostile attacks that others around the world experienced on a daily basis.
It is funny how fortunes can change in a (Harlem) New York minute. Two years ago, Derek Jeter was the King of New York while his Mets counter part, Jose Reyes, was being labeled an enigma. Jeter was leading the Yanks to their 27th World Series Championship whereas Reyes was nursing what was originally diagnosed as a hamstring strain that eventually turned into a year-long rehabilitation stint.
Now Reyes is being mentioned among the NL MVP candidates and some folks are trying to run Jeter out-of-town. In all fairness, it is not right to compare Jeter and Reyes at this stage of their careers. Continue Reading →