“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 →

The Raz Report: Un-Familia Territory

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By Marc Rasbury

When the Mets’ Reliever Jeursy Familia entered a game this season, Terry Collins and his teammates could pencil in that game as a win.

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Mets vs. Royals World Series Listen LIVE

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New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals tangles for the World Series. Let’s go Mets! Let’s go Mets! Let’s go Mets! Let’s go Mets!

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Go Mets, The 111th World Series By The Numbers

mets1From Ponzi schemes to pennant rings, the New York Mets have returned to the 111th  World Series in the wake of six-consecutive losing seasons and budget concerns stemming from ties to infamous fraudster Bernie Madoff. Continue Reading →

Harlem Faves Derek Jeter Honored At Kids’ Choice Sports 2015

derek jeterFive-time World Series Champion Derek Jeter was honored with the Legend Award at this year’s second annual Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 in recognition of his unmatched talent, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field. Continue Reading →