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Negro Leagues Legacy

Negro Leagues Video

monte irvin The introduction
James Earl Jones narrates "They Were All Stars," a story about the Negro Leagues.
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pat scantlebury The beginning
Narrator James Earl Jones talks about the first African American -- Fleetwood Walker-- to play in the Majors to the gentleman's agreement that barred blacks from playing Major League Baseball.
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pat scantlebury Baseball timeline
"They Were All Stars" covers the revival of the Negro Leagues in 1933 to the day Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers in 1945.
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larry doby End of an era
Jackie Robinson starts with the Montreal Royals and Negro League Baseball slowly fades away.
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professor hogan The long ball
Did Josh Gibson hit the longest homer in the history of Yankee Stadium? Professor Larry Hogan examines this question.
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Pat Scantlebury on Negro Leagues
Pat Scantlebury, who played with the New York Cubans, says that despite tough living and playing conditions, he enjoyed playing Negro Leagues baseball.
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A tribute to Leon Day
On behalf of the Baltimore Orioles, Calvin Hill presents a plaque to Leon Day in honor of his induction into the Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Four Star Athlete
An all-state athlete in high school, Monte Irvin attended Lincoln College before eventually signing with the Newark Eagles to play baseball.
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Giants steps
Roy Campanella talks to Tim McCarver about his first big-league series against the New York Giants; Johnny Roseboro and Earl Battey talk about their appreciation for Campanella.
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Speed burner
Stealing two bases on one pitch? Could it be true? Cool Papa claims he broke all the speed records, and even came close to racing track star Jesse Owens.
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Larger than life
Cool Papa Bell talks about Rube Foster, Negro League baseball's greatest manager.
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Entering the Majors
Larry Doby comments on his shot playing in the Majors, and how his role in baseball changed society both athletically and socially.
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Consumate showman
Buck O’Neil tells a humorous story about when he traveled to Cleveland and Charleston, S.C. with Satchel Paige. O'Neill also says Paige had one of the best fastballs ever.
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The Black Babe Ruth
Ray Dandridge, one of the best third baseman who never played in the major leagues, says that Josh Gibson was the greatest hitter that he ever played with.
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Mr. All-American
This video covers Robinson’s life from his college days at UCLA his retirement from Major League Baseball.
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The experience
Buck O'Neil comments on how the Negro League players were treated off the diamond.
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Dressing up
Connie Johnson talks about the dress code in the Negro Leagues.
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Handshake agreement
Georgia Dwight describes a "Negro League contract."
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Negro League legacy
Buck O'Neil tells us not to feel sorry for Negro League players.
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Proving a point
Buck O'Neil talks about Negro Leaguers playing against the Major League All-Stars.
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On the Road
Georgia Dwight describes one of her husband's (Eddie) road trips.
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Life on the Road
Georgia Dwight describes her husband's (Eddie) experience in Louisville.
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The Game
Buck O' Neil talks about going to see his first Negro League game.
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The Business world
Buck O'Neil describes Negro League baseball and other black businesses.
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Importance of Black Newspapers
Buck O'Neil reminisces about reading the weekly black newspapers with his friends.
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Going to Kansas City
Buck O'Neil describes coming to Kansas City for the first time.
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Get an education
Buck O'Neil tells a story about his parents wanting him to finish school.
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