KANSAS CITY — The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball today announced that they are jointly contributing $1 million to the Kansas City-based Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). The grant will strive to inspire future generations of minority youth to play baseball by helping to ensure the Museum’s sustainability as the preservationists […]Read more "MLB, Players Association to provide $1 million to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to preserve history and inspire future generations of minority players"
NEW YORK — EVERFI and Major League Baseball have announced the national launch of Summer Slugger, a free baseball-themed educational course aimed at preventing students from losing critical math and literacy skills during the summer months. MLB worked with EVERFI, a digital learning innovator, to create the interactive course that targets 4th and 5th graders. Summer Slugger is a […]Read more "MLB, EVERFI to Launches “Summer Slugger”"
By BASN Wire Services NEW YORK — A total of eight players from HBCUs were taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft which concluded on Wednesday, including the reigning MEAC conference Player and Pitcher of the Year. Player School Drafted By Round Drafted Demetrius Sims Bethune-Cookman Miami Marlins 14th Bryce Brown Jackson State Tampa […]Read more "Eight HBCU Players Taken in 2017 MLB Draft"
By Michael Coker, Black College Nines With 40 rounds of the Major League Baseball(MLB) draft coming up June 12th, the 2017 draft class is expected to be stacked with top HBCU pitching prospects and good hitting position players. Here is a list of ten possible selections. Philadelphia Phillies According to information from a scouting source, […]Read more "2017 MLB Mock HBCU Draft"
By Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Does anyone really care anymore? MINNESOTA — This year’s annual Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) held by Major League Baseball (MLB) has come and gone. Unfortunately, as I sat last Saturday in a virtually all-White press box watching a game where players of both teams wore Robinson’s No. 42 on […]Read more "Blacks scarce at annual Jackie Robinson Day game"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) — This past weekend, Major League Baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first Black player in modern baseball history. While Robinson’s feat is something that should always be celebrated — not just on April 15th — the story of the […]Read more "BASN Classics: 14 Things You Should Know About Larry Doby"
BASN At Bat – With Tee- Mack By Anthony McClean, Editor- in – Chief, Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN, CT (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): After another brutal winter, it’s time to make all of our readers (and myself) feel a little bit warmer. Yes, I know that Final Four is just around the corner as well as […]Read more "BASN’s Batter Up! MLB 2015 Preview"