Negro League historian helps reclaim baseball history

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Giants play-by-play announcer Jon Miller has been studying baseball his entire life including players from the Negro League now being recognized in MLB record books.

It's about time this was done to correct the record, putting history back into order.

Some would say this correction is "changing our history" when it's actually doing the opposite.

Kenny Choi reports...

 
Giants play-by-play announcer Jon Miller has been studying baseball his entire life including players from the Negro League now being recognized in MLB record books.

It's about time this was done to correct the record, putting history back into order.

Some would say this correction is "changing our history" when it's actually doing the opposite.

Kenny Choi reports...


Negros did not play in the MLB till 1947

I can see a black pre integration wing in the Baseball Hall of Fame

But not in the record books
 
Negros did not play in the MLB till 1947

I can see a black pre integration wing in the Baseball Hall of Fame

But not in the record books
Why weren't they in the MLB until then?

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Giants play-by-play announcer Jon Miller has been studying baseball his entire life including players from the Negro League now being recognized in MLB record books.

It's about time this was done to correct the record, putting history back into order.

Some would say this correction is "changing our history" when it's actually doing the opposite.

Kenny Choi reports...


There were great players in the Negro League. Willie Mays came out of it. No doubt. But, to attempt to combine them is really difficult to say every player that could have played would have played in the MLB. And, were all the pitchers as good as they were in the MLB at the time? It's just hard to do that. But, as others have said, put the obvious great players in the Hall of Fame.
 
why aren't the Pacific Coast League records in MLB
Iono...you tell me.
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Soft ass white people. Omitting black people in the first place was a sign of your fragility. This is setting the record straight. :itsok:
The record cant be straight because there were no black MLB players prior to 1947
 
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Considering that players like Babe Ruth knew that the Negro leagues had the best players, the reality is that the Negro Leagues WERE the actual major leagues.

October 4, 1921: Oscar Charleston and Charlie Blackwell bash the Cardinals’ barnstormers in Game 2​


The series was billed as a clash between the “recognized strongest clubs in the two big leagues.”1 However, it was not the World Series, pitting the American League and National League pennant winners; rather, it was the Negro National League St. Louis Giants squaring off against the St. Louis Cardinals barnstormers in a scheduled six-game series that commenced the day after the close of the NNL and NL seasons in 1921.

The brainchild of Giants minority owner and general manager Charlie Mills, the series took place in Sportsman’s Park and served as a rematch from the previous season, when the teams split their four games, all of which were played at Giants Park. These two ground-breaking series marked the first time a White big-league club in the Gateway City took the field against Black competition. Living up to its billing, the first game showcased clutch hitting and pitching, with the Cardinals emerging victorious, 5-4 in 11 innings, on October 3. The clubs met again on the diamond, less than 24 hours later, for the second game.

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As you see here, the Negro League team beat the Cardinals 6-2. The night before the Cardinals won 5-4 in extra innings after the Giants blew a 4 -0 lead. The Cardinals were managed by Branch Rickey, and one of the players on that team was Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby.

 

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