Negro League

The Takeaway

Jackie Robinson, and the End of Negro League Baseball

Friday, April 12, 2013

The new movie “42” tells the story of Jackie Robinson, and the integration of Major League Baseball. But it opens with the Negro League, in which Jackie Robinson and other talented black baseball players were relegated to compete. What was it like to play in the Negro League? And how was Jackie Robinson’s acceptance into MLB also the beginning of the end for the Negro League?

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Monte Irvin and Recollections on Negro League Baseball

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


Hall-of-famer Monte Irvin talks about his time in baseball during a round table discussion led by host Walter James Miller.

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The Takeaway

Rediscovering Unmarked Graves of Negro League Players

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project is setting out to locate all the unmarked graves of baseball players in the Leagues. Dr. Jeremy Krock, a 52 year old anesthesiologist from Illinois joined up with Larry Lester, a Negro Leagues historian. Lester calls this a quest to follow the "thread that leads to their last resting place." They've made some amazing discoveries, including the resting place of Bill Gatewood, who taught Satchel Paige his "hesitation pitch."