With the baseball season finally about to start, join the #TipYourCap2020 movement and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues by checking out these items from our collection.
Soul of the Game
This 1996 HBO film follows the careers of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson as they attempt to break the color barrier in Major League baseball, only to have the young, outspoken Jackie Robinson be chosen ahead of them. Starring Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson and Blair Underwood. PG-13.
Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball
Published in 2006 in cooperation with MLB and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Shades of Glory is a comprehensive look at the history of the Negro Leagues, their social and economic significance to the African-American community, and more. Includes biographical essays and archival photographs.
Black Baseball and Chicago: Essays on the Players, Teams, and Games of the Negro Leagues’ Most Important City
Some of the highlights of this collection of essays document the critical role of Rube Foster, the ”Father of the Negro Leagues”, in the development of the Negro Leagues, as well as that of Chicago, which was home to several teams and hosted the famous East-West All-Star Game.