EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, BASN Newsroom honors the accomplishments of these great athletes and their dedication to military service in a story that first appeared on the site in May 2006. By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When it was all said and done, they chose […]Read more "BASN Classics: They Chose To Serve"
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared on BASN Newsroom in March of 2005. By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — When Boston’s Ted Williams hit .406 to win the AL batting crown in 1941, he was regarded by many as baseball’s last .400 hitter. However, a brief look at the history books […]Read more "BASN Classics: The Last .400 Hitter"
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN in August of 2008 By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — In the early years of the Negro Leagues, standout players like shortstop John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, pitcher Rube Foster, and outfielder Spotswood Poles were part of the league’s showcase. However, like any […]Read more "The “Teacher” Of The Negro Leagues"
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN Newsroom in May 2006. By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — When it was all said and done, they chose to serve. Despite the racial inequities they received on and off the field, they chose to serve. Whether it was World War […]Read more "BASN Classics: They Chose To Serve"
EDITORS’ NOTE: Over a decade ago, BASN ran a three-part series entitled “The Women of The Negro Leagues”. It focused on three great female pioneers of the historic baseball league. One of the women written about was Mamie “Peanut” Johnson who passed away earlier this week on December 19th. Today, BASN Classics looks back at […]Read more "BASN Classics: The Legacy of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson"
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"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — For the first time in my life, I’ll be experiencing Father’s Day this weekend without my father. Clifton McClean Sr. passed away just less than a month ago at the age of 85. He had been ailing for over a year, so it was […]Read more "Dad, Baseball, And The “Black” Yankees"
By Elizabeth Bloom, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — In its 78th season, Pittsburgh Opera will make one of its most ambitious statements yet. The company will offer the first full production of Daniel Sonenberg’s “The Summer King,” an opera about Josh Gibson, the star catcher who played in baseball’s Negro Leagues as a member of the […]Read more "“The Summer King” set to appear on Pittsburgh Opera"
An “Old School” Series? By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): Okay, raise your hand if you had the Giants and Royals in this year’s World Series pool. If your hand is raised, your pants are probably on fire like those guys in that […]Read more "ROYALS VS. GIANTS: NEGRO LEAGUE GUILE AND MODERN DAY STYLE"