Negro Leagues

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Bob Thurman - Negro Leagues
... also hit.345 to help the Grays win the last Negro National League pennant ... the powerhouse Grays were dismantled, along with the league ... With the fall of the color barrier in the major leagues in 1947, Negro Leagues teams began to lose their star players and also their fan support ...
Baseball Hall Of Fame Balloting, 1978
... The special committee on Negro Leagues had disbanded after its 1977 meeting ... twelve to eighteen members, and its responsibilities were extended to cover the Negro Leagues ... (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent major league players and elected Eddie Mathews ...
Sports In Pittsburgh - Professional Sports - Baseball
1882 marked the first "major league" and fully professional season for the Pittsburgh Alleghenies (Pirates) and in 1887, the Alleghenies moved from American Association to the National League after owner William Nimick ... Series world titles in 1901 and 1902, National League pennants from 1901–1903, 1909, 1925 and 1927 and World Series in 1909 and 1925 ... The 1902 squad set major league records for winning percentage and even today is the second most winning team ever fielded in the sport ...
Monte Irvin - Biography
... a career of dual excellence both with the Eagles in the Negro leagues, where he was a teammate of Larry Doby, the first player to break the color barrier in the American League, and with the Giants ... After hitting in the Negro leagues for high marks of.422 and.396 (1940–41), Irvin led the Mexican League with a.397 batting average and 20 home runs ... in World War II (1943–45), he returned to the Eagles to lead his team to a league pennant ...

Famous quotes containing the words leagues and/or negro:

    Good news about someone never gets past the door, but bad news will travel a thousand leagues away.
    Chinese proverb.

    I maintain that I have been a Negro three times—a Negro baby, a Negro girl and a Negro woman. Still, if you have received no clear cut impression of what the Negro in America is like, then you are in the same place with me. There is no The Negro here. Our lives are so diversified, internal attitudes so varied, appearances and capabilities so different, that there is no possible classification so catholic that it will cover us all, except My people! My people!
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)