Harlem RBI’s Wins This Years Governor Hugh L. Carey Award 2016

harlem-rbi2Mutual 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 →

Columbia Baseball Team Mans Up With Harlem RBI

columbia-baseball-in-harlem1Go Columbialions reported today that last month, members of the Columbia baseball team met with students involved with Harlem RBI, a year-round youth development non-profit organization. Continue Reading →

The Lincoln Giants, Harlem, New York 1911 – 1930

new-york-lincoln-giants-1912The Lincoln Giants were a Negro league baseball team based in Harlem New York from 1911 through 1930. Continue Reading →

‘Ready To Play’, Baseball For All Encourages Girls From Harlem To Harare To Participate

womens-basbeball-in-harlemHarlem 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 →

“Deerfoot” Baseball Athletic Club Team Harlem NY 1890-1900

deer-baseball-atheltic-club-harlem-ny1It’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.

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World Softballers Swing In Harlem During July 4th Weekend

harlem baseballEvery 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 →

Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton Talks Baseball On The Danny Tisdale Show

Harriet Kimbro-HamiltonToday 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 →

HW Pick: Daddy’s Scrapbook: Henry Kimbro Of The Negro Baseball League

Henry Kimbro book1Henry 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’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 →

Harlem’s Morris “Moe” Berg, New York 1902 – 1972

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Morris “Moe” Berg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972), was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Continue Reading →