October 3, 1867: "The First Colored Baseball Championship"

"Championship” is often a fluid concept when applied to 19th-century…

September 3, 1869: Inter-racial baseball in Philadelphia

Frederick Douglass said no city was more prejudiced against colored…

July 14, 1887: The color line is drawn in baseball

On the morning of July 15, 1887, the New York Herald boldly titled…

April 18, 1890: Amateur John Lyston wins Atlantic League tuneup against Gorhams

A reconvening of the annual baseball meetings was held on March…
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May 1, 1921: Darkness halts Chicago Giants, Columbus Buckeyes after 11 innings

When the Negro National League opened play in 1920, its membership…
Dave Brown (SEAMHEADS.COM)

May 7, 1921: Chicago's Dave Brown outduels Monarchs' Rube Curry on Opening Day

Opening Day in 1921 for the Negro National League was a momentous…

May 7, 1921: Detroit Stars and Bacharach Giants hit the long ball

It was Saturday, May 7, 1921, the opening day of the Negro National…
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July 3, 1921: Atlantic City Bacharach Giants edge natural rivals Hilldale, 6-5

July 4, 1921, fell on a Monday, giving baseball teams a golden…