September 24, 1943: Cool Papa Bell wins Game 3 for Grays in 10th inning

Johnny Markham must have looked long and hard at Ted “Double…

May 24, 1942: Paige, Monarchs get the best of Dizzy Dean All-Stars at Wrigley Field

On this crisp afternoon, the sky was a vivid blue, the grass…

August 7, 1942: First Negro League baseball game is broadcast on radio

While we take radio for granted today, when it came onto the…
From left, Leroy Matlock, Oscar Charleston, boxer John Henry Lewis, Satchel Paige, and Josh Gibson pose in front of the team bus at Greenlee Field in Pittsburgh. (NOIRTECH RESEARCH, INC.)

September 13-20, 1935: Pittsburgh Crawfords rally from 3-1 deficit to beat New York Cubans in Negro League World Series

  From left, Leroy Matlock, Oscar Charleston, boxer John Henry…
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August 11, 1935: The Mule Kicks the Maestro in Negro Leagues all-star game

At a time when a pint of Kentucky bourbon cost $1.251 and a…

August 6, 1939: Late home runs lift West to win in Negro League all-star game

As the Cheers resident know-it-all Cliff Clavin might have said,…

June 13, 1944: Ray Dandridge, Newark Eagles soar over Memphis Red Sox

“Ray Dandridge was fantastic. ... Once you saw him, you never…

July 6, 1938: Braves Field hosts an integrated baseball game

Bob Quinn owned the Boston Red Sox from 1923 into 1933. In 1936…

August 13, 1945: KC Monarchs pay a ‘royal’ visit to Braves Field

On occasion, the buildup exceeds the event. Such was the case…

May 18, 1940: Young Roy Campanella clouts two home runs for Baltimore Elite Giants

For decades, baseball had been played in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,…

May 3, 1936: Satchel Paige and the Pittsburgh Crawfords visit Zanesville, Ohio

The Zanesville (Ohio) Greys were a Class C minor-league baseball…