Cecil Kaiser

Cecil Kaiser earned the respect of his Negro League peers during…

Larry Kimbrough

Versatility can be both a blessing and a curse. Larry Kimbrough…

Buck Leonard

Negro league fans called him “the black Lou Gehrig,” putting…

Luis Marquez

Luis Márquez was a member of the generation of baseball players…

Willie Mays

"If somebody came up and hit .450, stole 100 bases, and performed…

Eudie Napier

Euthumn Napier remembered a bus ride north on April 15, 1947,…

Jimmie Newberry

James Lee “Jimmie” Newberry was a starting pitcher for the…

Tom Parker

Tom Parker, who also answered to the sobriquets of “Big Train”…

Alonzo Perry

Alonzo Perry had a successful Negro League career primarily as…

Nat Pollard

The year was 1865, and the Civil War had ended. Northern and…

Bill Pope

This biography appears in Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons,…

Cum Posey

Although his fame rests with his relationship with the great…

Ethel Posey

Ownership in the Negro Leagues was a tough and sometimes precarious…

Bill Powell

William H. Powell is not a household name like Jackie Robinson,…

Rickwood Field (Birmingham)

The history of Rickwood Field is a story worth telling and…

Bobby Robinson

Norman “Bobby” Robinson was the starting center fielder on…

Abe Saperstein

Some music is so well known that you can listen to it in a dark…

Joe Scott

Joe Scott’s ancestors were probably kidnapped or purchased…

Willie D. Smith

According to some references, including the Pittsburgh Courier…

Ed Steele

Edward D. Steele was an Alabama fixture through and through.…

Frank Thompson

One of the more colorful aspects of baseball history is the wide,…

Bob Thurman

Power-hitting Bob Thurman was nicknamed "Big Swish" because the…

Bob Trice

On a sunny but windy and cool September Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia,…

Bob Veale

Bob Veale was one of the hardest-throwing and most intimidating…