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(ABC7 New York)   Obama, Clinton, Bush, and Carter show respect and honor for Negro League's 100th anniversary. However there seems to be one person missing. One particular White House resident that didn't. Hmmmmm...wonder why?   (abc7ny.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Jackie Robinson, Negro league baseball, Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Satchel Paige, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball, Negro Leagues  
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2020-06-30 11:59:02 AM  
25 votes:
Nobody knew about the Negro League until trump talked about it.
 
2020-06-30 12:20:49 PM  
19 votes:

Gubbo: How many players in the Negro leagues should have been in the major league? Anyone ever looked at it, or seen any books/articles.

With all the advanced metrics we have these days to normalize everything it seems, someone should be able to quantify just how many of the players were farked over by pure racism.


Reminder that Josh Gibson once hit a ball so hard, that when they were playing a game the next day in a different city, one of the fielders caught the ball and the umpire called Gibson out.

I question whether the umpire had the authority to do this.
 
2020-06-30 11:54:27 AM  
6 votes:
Yeah, I wouldn't want to ruin a good moment with an so called expert on race relationships.
 
2020-06-30 12:34:27 PM  
5 votes:
Black guy holding a large stick? Check under the Resolute desk, I'm sure you'll find him there.
 
2020-06-30 3:00:04 PM  
2 votes:
I need some players for my company softball league.
 
2020-07-01 12:28:49 AM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: Gubbo: How many players in the Negro leagues should have been in the major league? Anyone ever looked at it, or seen any books/articles.

With all the advanced metrics we have these days to normalize everything it seems, someone should be able to quantify just how many of the players were farked over by pure racism.

MANY. VERY MANY.

Case in point: John McGraw (NY Giants manager in the early 20th century) desperately wanted sign a couple of Cuban ballplayers.  One problem, they were darkskinned.

The worst instance:  The Pittsburgh Pirates were second division dwellers for parts of the 40s, yet their Negro League counterparts, the Homestead Grays, were arguably the best team in Negro League baseball (some would say the best in all of baseball, period).  Arrangements were made to get in communication with the Pirates front office to sign most of them and instantly become a NL contender.

The Pirates never responded...and, after Jackie integrated the game, they would never be a serious contender until 1960.


Hey, Cool Papa, this thread is done. Could you get the lights? Aaaand he's already in bed
 
2020-06-30 1:35:41 PM  
1 vote:

gopher321: wejash: I try to give Trump credit for giving up on attending ceremonial things he doesn't want to attend, will be largely unwelcome at and not pretending to give a crap about causes he does not support.

Maybe he's just farking lazy.


Maybe they didn't tell him?  I'm curious to see the next-level dickery that the other ex presidents will pull on him.
 
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