Ball State Students Chronicle Negro Leagues Life

From Ben Wieder at The Chronicle for Higher Education on May 8, on a project led by SABR member Geri Strecker:

Fourteen students at Ball State University have spent their spring semester interviewing former Negro League baseball players, bat boys, and historians as part of the Black Baseball in Indiana project, an interdisciplinary course for which they are producing a documentary film and a collection of essays.

The course meets five days a week and amounts to a full credit load for the semester.

See the film trailer for “Black Baseball in Indiana” and read the full article here: (subscription required)

To learn more about their project, visit their website.

Originally published: May 9, 2011. Last Updated: May 9, 2011.