Holt: Negro League baseball part of Tennessee’s forgotten history

From Anne Holt at WKRN on February 14, 2018, with mention of SABR member Harriet Kimbro Hamilton:

Dr. Harriet Kimbro Hamilton says even fewer people today know the history of Negro League Baseball.

“They played like invisible men, because half of the population in this country didn’t know that this was going on,” said Dr. Hamilton.

Dr. Hamilton said she’s been invited to several places to talk about the Negro Leagues (editor’s note: including SABR’s Nashville chapter on SABR Day.)

Her knowledge comes from an impressive collection of Negro League memorabilia and a priceless scrapbook.

“It was old, so old, over 60 years old now, 70 years old,” Hamilton said of the scrapbook.

It belonged to Henry Kimbro, Harriet’s father. He played baseball for the Baltimore Elite (E-Light) Giants, a team formerly named the Nashville Elite (E-Light) Giants.

Read the full article here: http://wkrn.com/2018/02/14/negro-league-baseball-part-of-tennessees-forgotten-history/

Originally published: February 15, 2018. Last Updated: February 15, 2018.