Whirty: Injustice lives on for ignored pre-integration Negro Leaguers
From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on December 7, 2015:
I earnestly love the Baseball Hall of Fame; I’ve been there many times, and it’s only a few hours from my hometown of Rochester, N.Y. Since the publication of Only the Ball Was White — Larry Lester wrote a phenomenal commentary here about the influence of Robert Peterson’s seminal 1970 tome — the Hall has gone a long way to making up for the decades of segregation in its hallowed halls and the century-long exclusion of persons of color from organized baseball.
But has it done enough? And has it returned to that de facto ostracizing of segregation-era African-American players, managers, owners and executives.
Unfortunately, many in the Negro League research community and extended fandom — including me — think so.
Read the full article here: https://homeplatedontmove.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/the-injustice-lives-on/
Originally published: December 11, 2015. Last Updated: December 11, 2015.