July 25, 2014

Friday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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TGIF POU! Sadly, today's feature in our series, has had very little written about her historic role in the Negro Leagues. There isn't even a photo of her. Before Effa Manley, there was another woman that would own a Negro League team. Olivia … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature is a ballplayer that hit a remarkable .368! Connie Morgan Many African-American men joined the Negro Leagues in the first half of the 20th Century because it was the only way they could get a chance to … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Happy Hump Day POU! Today's feature is the one of the few ballplayers ever that got a hit off Satchel Paige. Toni Stone Marceni Lyle Stone (January 21, 1921  – November 2, 1996) was born in West Virginia and spent her childhood in St … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature in our Women In The Negro Leagues series should have a movie made of her life! A mini-series even! Effa Manley Business woman. Community leader. Socialite. Baseball executive par excellence. Keeper of the … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Monday Morning POU! This week will feature amazing women that played in the Negro Leagues as well as women who owned teams and played pivotal roles in the success of the teams. Mamie "Peanut" Johnson There's a scene in the movie, A … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

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TGIF POU! We continue our series on the actions of black athletes against social and political injustices. Today we feature the legendary Arthur Ashe. "After he contracted the AIDS virus he was asked, 'Is this the hardest thing you've … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

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Good Morning POU! Today we feature the bold brave stance of Major League Baseball player Curt Flood. Who Curtis Charles Flood was and precisely his significance in baseball history is something that can't be understood just by looking at … [Read more...]