It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
@sullybaseball if you were tapped to produce a “true story” baseball movie, what story would you like to see told?
— Nathaniel Wakeman (@wakemanna) September 5, 2014
What movie would I want to see?
Maybe a colorful and complicated brawling manager… or a woman who ran a powerful Negro League team… or a pitcher who could have been brilliant and insane… or the least likely World Series clincher of all time.
I put on my movie producer hat on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Thursday Feb.28th, 2013
By Haley Smilow (MLB Reports Junior Reporter and Writer): Follow @smilow
February is black history month. This made me think about the impact that African-Americans have had on the sports world. One of the biggest impacts, in my opinion, was the Negro Leagues. In August 2011, I was lucky enough to go to Kansas City to see a Royals vs. Yankees game. What I did not know was the history of baseball in K.C. is more then just the Royals.
I learned about many great players and the history of a great league on my visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. I never imaged that baseball was once divided based on the color of your skin. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of great black players. In the 1920’s, a structured league of black players began under the guidance of Rube Foster, and The Negro Leagues were born.
The Negro Leagues had many great players and stories of men like Satchel Paige, James “Cool Papa” Bell, Josh Gibson, Buck O’Neil, Jackie Robinson and many others, including one amazing women named Effa Manley. What made these people great were their astonishing abilities.
Jackie Robinson Steals Home Plate!