Monday, March 4, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – March 4, 2013

The first book about Negro League baseball was written in 1906 by an African-American; Sol White.  “The History of Colored Baseball” gives an account of African-American ballplayers in the earliest years of organized baseball; from the end of the 19th Century through the beginning years of the 20th.  White was one of the few African-Americans that played on integrated minor league teams before the “invisible color line” was established in the 1890s.  In the book, he paints a vivid picture of the obstacles faced by African-American ballplayers during his time.

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