Ben Taylor Taylor one of the best first basemen in Negro Leagues
By Brian Wilson
Prior to Buck Leonard, Ben Taylor was the best first baseman to play in the Negro Leagues. Taylor was nimble around the bag, scooping poor throws to save his fellow infielders from errors.
Chino Smith Smith career shortened by illness
By Brian Wilson
Left-handed batting Chino Smith could be the best hitting talent you never heard of. His premature death robbed Negro League fans of the opportunity to see him complete his career.
What Delino DeShields knows is to respect the Negro League players. If not for them, he says, he wouldn't be in the Major Leagues right now.
Andrew "Rube" Foster made sure the Negro Leagues was a successful business. Historian Steve Goldman has the details.
Sportswriters Sam Lacy and Wendell Smith played a major role in getting Major League Baseball integrated. MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo explains.
The first lady of black baseball
Aggressive and progressive, Effa Manley overcame racial barriers and gender bias to make her mark as one of the most significant figures in Negro League history.
Priceless stories on the Negro leagues and its players. Listen to players like Larry Doby talk about their experiences in the big leagues. More video>>
Larry Doby comments on his shot playing in the Major Leagues. 56k
Ray Dandridge says that Josh Gibson was the best hitter that he ever played with. 56k
2. Jerry Hairston Jr.'s grandfather, Sam, played in the Negro Leagues for the Birmingham Black Barons and Cincinnati/Indianapolis Clowns from 1944 to 1950. More>
Jimmy Rollins and Juan Pierre accepted Legacy Awards last week from the employees at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Branch Rickey had several reasons for signing Jackie Robinson to a pro contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Historian Steve Goldman has the details.
Segregated Baseball: A Kaleidoscopic review
While the very existence of the Negro Leagues was necessary because of the racial divides in the United States, black baseball not only survived -- it excelled.
Barnstorming was common place in the Negro Leagues.
The American Experience
MLB.com's Robert Falkoff found out that there's a lot to learn when one goes inside the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kasas City, Mo.