Baseball Shorts: How the Black Sox got their name

In today's episode, we will describe how the Chicago White Sox got their nickname Black Sox. It has nothing to do with them throwing the 1919 World Series. The general thought is that the Chicago White Sox were called the Black Sox because eight of their players threw the 1919 World Series. But that is …

MLB’s lame attitude towards Astros likely will lead to retaliation by pitchers.

Yesterday, new Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, pleaded MLB to protect his players from being beaned by their opponents. If MLB would have acted the way it should, this plea would not even have been necessary. With Thursday's press conference by the Astros in which José Altuve and Alex Bregman apologized and also owner Jim …

The Eastern Colored League

The Eastern Colored League was founded in 1923 as second Major Negro League (counterpart of the Negro National League which was founded in 1920). The league was founded by Ed Bolden, owner of the Hilldale Athletic Club, also called the Hilldale Daisies, and Nat Strong, a white promotor. Bolden ran the league for most of its …