Pythias Russ: The Negro Leagues’ Forgotten Thoroughbred

While most fans know of Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, there are still some fantastically talented players who, for some reason or another, have been completely left out of the history of the Negro Leagues. You are about to meet one of them… […]

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Jimmy Bonna: Uncovering Japan’s first Black ballplayer

Since 1952, it had been accepted that Johnny Britton and Jimmie Newberry were the first Black ballplayers to play pro baseball in Japan – that is until an all-star team of researchers rediscovered the mysterious Jimmy Bonna… […]

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Mickey Stubblefield: Lil’ Satchel Integrates the Kitty League

When Jackie Robinson integrated the International League in 1946, there were 52 minor leagues operating in North America. It was up to 51 other strong individuals to be the first in the other 51 leagues. Mickey Stubblefield was one of them. […]

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