Recreating the Negro Leagues on Radio

SABR Member Kyle McNary has researched several Negro League games and, along with veteran actor Tony Pappenfus, re-created them, batter for batter on CD, complete with crowd noise and sound effects. The result is a “radio broadcast” that will give you a taste of what history might have sounded like.

SABR Member Kyle McNary has researched several Negro League games and, along with veteran actor Tony Pappenfus, re-created them, batter for batter on CD, complete with crowd noise and sound effects. The result is a “radio broadcast” that will give you a taste of what history might have sounded like.

McNary is the author of Double Duty Radcliffe’s biography, as well as “Black Baseball” (published this summer in London, England), “Maceo Breedlove: Big Fish in a Small Pond” for the Minnesota Historical Society, and was technical advisor for a recent PBS documentary on Radcliffe upon turning 100 years old.

The CD’s are available for purchase on www.pitchblackbaseball.com



Originally published: August 26, 2003. Last Updated: August 26, 2003.

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