August 22, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: Here’s to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West and Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons!


Good Evening POU! Here's a feel good story we could all use right now. Let's celebrate the continued achievements of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West and Philadelphia's Taney Dragons! Associated Press - A female pitcher from Philadelphia and a … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: Congratulations to Michele Roberts, NBA Players Union Executive Director


Wow, what a first! The newly elected Executive Director of the National Basketball Association Players Union is an African-American woman! Michele A. Roberts, a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates was … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues


Welcome to the weekend POU! The last feature in our series was an owner AND a player in the league for a short time. Though there isn't much written about her time during the actual league's time - she has lived to see the first black President of … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues


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


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

Toni Stone

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


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...]