new Negro Leagues book from HOF, and D.C. event on Feb 21

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Monte Irvin scheduled to attend this book event at the National Geographic Society in Washington next month:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/nglive/washingtondc/spring2006/single/hogan.html


A seven-city book tour featuring Lawrence Hogan, Jules Tygiel and several former Negro league players, African-American Hall of Famers and former African-American Major League Baseball players begins on Feb. 21. The cities are Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala; Chicago; Cleveland; Detroit; Kansas City, Kan.; and Washington, D.C.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:24 (thirteen years ago) link

seven years pass...
four weeks pass...

Better days for the museum in KC, which I visited last Saturday:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/sports/baseball/museum-returns-to-past-for-a-comeback.html?_r=0

They really do need to acquire and display more actual relics of the era; the prez said at the Kauffman Stadium event I attended that he wishes they'd begun 20 years earlier, when most of them hadn't been snapped up (a lot of it for pennies on the dollar from the retired ballplayers).

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:30 (six years ago) link

"It was also a boon that Kansas City hosted the All-Star Game in 2012, bringing Hall of Famers like Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron and Tony Gwynn to the museum to discuss the influence of the Negro leagues on the major leagues. Commissioner Bud Selig made his first visit to the museum that week."

that... is just fucked

also have been to the NLHOF and found it charming and worth the price of admission if you're in the area, but the gift store was a real bummer; I was prepared to spend $ on hats and stuff but there wasn't anything worth looking at, let alone buying

yeah they just had basic KC Monarch replica jerseys, caps, stuff with Robinson's or Buck O'Neil's name on it, etc.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 August 2013 17:16 (six years ago) link

btw the NL Museum is adamant on their website that they don't have a "hall of fame," which is both true (they only have those statues of the legends on the diamond) and an explicit way of playing nice with Cooperstown.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 August 2013 19:14 (six years ago) link

six years pass...
two weeks pass...

Negro leagues entirely erased from all of this. https://t.co/rcJaFtYP6Y

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) October 31, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 November 2019 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

homestead is in western pennsylvania and knowing that the grays (partially) moved to washington is even more arcane than a general knowledge of the negro leagues of 70 years ago

i mean yes we should remember the negro leagues and i don't know the exact wording of whatever joe buck said, but the grays did not in fact win a major league world series so maybe the guy who has never otherwise mentioned the negro leagues in his 100K tweets should chill about the 'erasing'

mookieproof, Friday, 1 November 2019 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

*possibly* unlike Fox Sports, most of Adam Johnson's followers probably don't give a fiddler's toot about baseball

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 November 2019 23:21 (two weeks ago) link


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