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Joe Louis

Joe Louis burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1934 with style and skill such as the boxing world has seldom seen. Known to many as the “Brown Bomber,” Louis emerged victorious from

Shadow Ball : Buck O'Neil Interview

Every town had a baseball team — my town, Carrabelle, Florida, had a little local team and my father played on the baseball team and he would take me around with him to the baseball fields, and I lo

The Best of Buck O'Neil

Celebrating the life and legacy of Kansas City’s most beloved baseball icon

Buck O'Neil

John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil (November 13, 1911 – October 6, 2006) was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. After his playin

Don Newcombe

Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949–51 and 1954–58

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

African-Americans began to engage the game of baseball in the mid to late 1800s. They played on military teams, college teams, and company teams. They eventually found their way to professional teams

Larry Doby

A hard-hitting second baseman, Larry Doby starred for the 1946 champion Newark Eagles, played in the All Star game, and finished the season with a .341 average and only 1 home run behind the league le

Jackie Robinson changed face of sports

It’s not often that the essence of a man, especially a complicated man, can be summed up in one sentence. But then again, there haven’t been many people like Jackie Robinson. “A life

Jackie Robinson

In 1982, Jackie Robinson became the first Major League Baseball player to appear on a US postage stamp. Jackie Robinson was 28 years old when he broke into the Major Leagues, yet he still won the unif

The Jack Johnson interview – 106 years on

Ian Parsons unearths a jewel from the Boxing News archives as Jack Johnson recalls the ‘Fight of the Century’ against Jim Jeffries

The War on Jack Johnson: Boxing's First Black Heavyweight Champion Versus the World

The “talented tenth”. That’s who W.E.B. Du Bois thought would make the difference for black people of the United States. The success of writers, poets and musicians in the Harlem Renaissance

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, nicknamed “the Galveston Giant,” was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion.