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About negroleague

I decided to start this blog to record my various rants and observations about certain topics. Those include sports, politics, tech stuff, and music. I'm not sure about spilling my personal life out but that will change over time. I am a non-custodial parent to a great 5 yr old daughter and I'm in the middle of some exciting and transitional moments in my life. So maybe blogs about my personal life will have to do from time to time.

South Philadelphia Youth Baseball Team Barnstorms to MLB All Star Game

Here’s something that I really think is neat and should be a once in a lifetime experience. An under 12 all star baseball team based out of the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philadelphia is going to reenact a … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today Buck O’Neill Broke A Huge Barrier

This is a short blog entry but it has to with one of baseball’s greatest ambassadors, former Negro Leaguer Joe “Buck” O’Neal. Though not celebrated as much as Jackie Robinson’s 1st game as a Brooklyn Dodger, breaking baseball’s color barrier, … Continue reading

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Rawlings and the Negro Baseball League Museum to pick 9 Gold Glovers from the Negro Leagues

Short entry but this is pretty exciting to me. Rawlings and the Negro League Museum are going to pick the 9 best fielders in the history of the Negro Leagues. That’s over 2600 players to go from and while some … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson and His Political Activism

So much has been said and written about Jackie Robinson’s impact during his playing days but what did he do with all the capital he’d built up as being a civil rights icon. Calling Jackie an icon while he was … Continue reading

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Harry Kalas remembered 3 Years Later

Yesterday 3 years ago Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas passed out in the broadcast booth before an afternoon game in Washington DC against the Nationals. He never woke up. I remember driving  around working for the US Census and it was … Continue reading

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Los Angeles declares April 11th 2012 as Jackie Robinson Day

I’m a day late with this but the LA city council dedicated April 11th for Jackie Robinson in part cause this was the day 47 years ago he was signed by the Dodgers. A nice little write up on the … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson and America’s big day

Today back in 1947 a second baseman playing Montreal Royals named Jackie Robinson was signed by Brooklyn Dodgers scout/general manager Branch Rickey. This turned out to be a quantum leap moment in the history of the United States. The pivot … Continue reading

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