Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Ed Bolden

I came across this while on Twitter. Chuck D twitted about Black history and how it slowly fades as older generations die off then he gave an example and stated did you know that a black woman actually owned a Negro League team her name was Hilda Bolden. So as I started researching this IContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Ed Bolden”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Monte Irvin

  When he joined the New York Giants, Irvin became one of the earliest African-American MLB players. He played in two World Series for the Giants. When future Hall of Famer Willie Mays joined the Giants in 1951, Irvin was asked to mentor him. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.Continue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Monte Irvin”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Moses Fleetwood Walker

Moses Fleetwood “Fleet” Walker (October 7, 1856 – May 11, 1924) was an American baseball player, inventor, and author. He is credited by some with being the first African American to play Major League Baseball.[1] Walker played one season as the catcher of the Toledo Blue Stockings, a club in the American Association. He then playedContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Moses Fleetwood Walker”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Satchel Paige

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based uponContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Satchel Paige”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Josh Gibson

Joshua “Josh” Gibson (December 21, 1911 – January 20, 1947) was an American catcher in baseball’s Negro leagues. He played for the Homestead Grays from 1930 to 1931, moved to the Pittsburgh Crawfords from 1932 to 1936, and returned to the Grays from 1937 to 1939 and 1942 to 1946. In 1937 he played forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Josh Gibson”