Frank Thompson

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

Hank Thompson

Hank Thompson, a New York Giants mainstay from 1949 to 1956,…

Bob Thurman

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

Luis E. Tiant

Luis Eleuterio Tiant (1906-1976) was one of the finest pitchers…

Cristóbal Torriente

"I think I was playing third base at the time, and he hit a ground…

Bob Trice

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

Quincy Trouppe

Quincy Trouppe’s passion for baseball led to a long career…
Jim Tugerson

Jim Tugerson

While Jackie Robinson and some of the other pioneers who helped…

Tom Turner

Thomas Turner, a Chicago American Giants first baseman, heard…

Juan "Tetelo" Vargas

Tetelo Vargas was a player with exceptional skills in nearly…

Bob Veale

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

Edsall Walker

Edsall Elliott Walker learned to love baseball as a child growing…

R. T. Walker

Robert Taylor Walker was born on August 20, 1914, in Arboa, Florida.…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Frank Warfield

This biography appears in The First Negro League Champion:…

Edgar "Blue" Washington

The mere mention of Edgar “Blue” Washington evokes thought…

Murray Watkins

Murray “Skeeter” Watkins was a baseball lifer. He was a Negro…

Sol White

Racial discrimination did not miraculously disappear in 1863…

Frank Wickware

“Cannon Ball Redding and others of days gone by had plenty…

Horace Wilds

Horace Wilds, an African American catcher, excelled on white…
Doc Wiley (COURTESY OF TIM HAGERTY)

Doc Wiley

Wabishaw Spencer “Doc” Wiley played in the Negro Leagues…
Jimmy Wilkes (COURTESY OF JAY DELL-MAH)

Jimmy Wilkes

“They used to say Brantford could put its left-fielder five…

J.L. Wilkinson

J. Leslie Wilkinson (1878-1964) was one of the most respected…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Bobby Williams

This biography appears in The First Negro League Champion:…
Chester Williams (NOIRTECH RESEARCH, INC.)

Chester Williams

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s…