Category Archive: Articles.From-Rube-to-Robinson

From Rube to Robinson: SABR’s Best Articles on Black Baseball

Introduction: From Rube to Robinson

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1933-1962: The Business Meetings of Negro League Baseball

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Oscar Charleston (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Hothead: How the Oscar Charleston Myth Began

Oscar Charleston is shown here in the uniform of the Santa…
Old Yankee Stadium

Black Baseball at Yankee Stadium: The House That Ruth Built and Satchel Furnished (with Fans)

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In 1892, he played for the Gorhams and then the Cuban Giants on his way to a Hall of Fame career.

May The Best Man Win: The Black Ball Championships 1866–1923

In 1892, Frank Grant played for the Gorhams and then the Cuban…
Walter Ball, one of the greatest pitchers in black baseball from 1903 through 1921.

John Donaldson and Black Baseball in Minnesota

World’s All Nations, 1912, barnstorming club sponsored by…

Sol White

Racial discrimination did not miraculously disappear in 1863…
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, circa 1915 (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Can You Read, Judge Landis?

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The Rise and Fall of Greenlee Field

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The Pittsburgh Keystones and the 1887 Colored League

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Rube Foster (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Andrew (Rube) Foster: Gem of a Man

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Jackie Robinson’s Signing: The Real Story

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Oscar Charleston (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Oscar Charleston No. 1 Star of 1921 Negro League

Oscar Charleston was known as “the Black Ty Cobb.” Both men…

Oscar Charleston

Sleep, Charlie! thou, the great, the strong! Within the depths…

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