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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 24, 2016

stearnes-turkey-plaque_nblHappy Turkey Day! And what better way to pay tribute to Turkeys today than talking about Negro League Star and Hall of Famer Turkey Stearnes.

His granddaughter, Vanessa Ivy Rose (nee Vanessa Thompson) is a friend of the podcast and joined me to talk about her granddad, his legacy and the Cooperstown experience.

Be Thankful for friends on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

My blog post I wrote that connected us way back when can be found HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 30, 2014

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EPISODE 800 – What ways can baseball celebrate its past even better? Which former champions and heroes should get their due?

It is a milestone episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 20, 2014

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

On Dr. King’s day, I discuss segregation in baseball and why that was worse than any PED scandal.

Plus a Sully Baseball Daily Podcast salute to Oscar Charleston.

If you hear that name and ask “Who?”, then that is truly the tragedy of a segregated game.

My post “A Dream Team for Dr. King” can be read HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 20, 2014

Remembering Baseball’s African – American Pioneers

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Thursday Feb.28th, 2013

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By Haley Smilow (MLB Reports Junior Reporter and Writer): 

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!

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