The Polo Grounds Stadium opened in 1889 when the New York Giants moved to Coogans Hollow, a meadow below Coogans Bluff. In this rare photograph looking northwest boats sit idle along the under-developed Hudson River shoreline in Harlem, New York, 1953.
Mutual of America announced the recipients of its 2016 Community Partnership Award, which annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Continue Reading →
The Lincoln Giants were a Negro league baseball team based in Harlem New York from 1911 through 1930. Continue Reading →
Harlem has always led the rest of the nation, and baseball is no different when we look at the New York Female Giants (pictured above). Now, as the NBA season kicks off and basketball fans across the land put on their lucky basketball-branded socks, many fans are still glued to their TVs watching the World Series. Continue Reading →
It’s a photograph of the Deerfoot Baseball Athletic Club team in Harlem around 1890-1900. We think the gentlemen in suites are the coach in the center and maybe the manager to the far left of the frame.
Every year on the Fourth of July weekend, teams from all over the country — and beyond — come to the Colonel Charles Young Playground on 145th Street in Harlem to play in a storied “sling-pitch” softball tournament. Continue Reading →
Today Danny Tisdale talked to Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton about her baseball legend father Henry Kimbro and her new book Daddy’s Scrapbook, Henry Kimbro of the Negro Baseball League, A Daughter’s Perspective on The Danny Tisdale Show. Continue Reading →
Henry Kimbro was one of Negro League’s best on the baseball field, and one of the so-called worst off the field. During his career, he was described as the bad boy of the Negro League, evil, a loner, and was dubbed the Black Ty Cobb. Continue Reading →
Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. Continue Reading →