With elevating Negro Leagues, MLB is only trying to improve its own image

The other day, MLB commissioner Manfred announced that the Negro Leagues will be part of MLB history. Stats of former Negro League players will be included in those of MLB. While many applaud this move, I tend to say it is a bad one.  We all know that blacks were considered inferior by many whites, …

The phenomenon “barnstorming tours”

The picture shown above made me realize that many Europeans are not aware of the phenomenon barnstorming tour. The two players shown are Satchel Paige (left) and Dizzy Dean. Before Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in 1947, black and white players never could face each during regular season games. In first half of the …

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