Negro League baseball is one of the great eras in the sport’s history. It’s also one of the least documented. Sportswriters at African American newspapers covered games and players, but they didn’t generate the same kind of attention as the all-white teams of Major League Baseball.
That makes the work of photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris all the more valuable. For nearly 70 years, Harris documented the black experience in Pittsburgh. And that includes baseball.
Through October 12, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is displaying 25 of Harris' remarkable baseball photos in the exhibition Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh. Legends like Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente appear in the images, as do black youth baseball teams and members of the Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, and other Negro League clubs.
“Negro League baseball is an interesting thing to deal with, historically, because there are so few records of actual games,” says Louise Lippincott, the manager of the Teenie Harris Archive at the museum. “So for the real baseball fans or aficionados, there’s an awful lot of information in these photographs that be used to build out the history of Negro League baseball further.”
Exactly one year after Pirates fans turned PNC Park into a black hole of sound that utterly consumed the Cincinnati Reds, the San Francisco Giants came to town and cast an eerie silence over the ballpark.
The Giants walloped the Pirates, 8-0, in a lopsided National League Wild Card victory that sends them to the NL Divisional Series round where they’ll face NL East champs the Washington Nationals.
After 29 years of waiting for the playoffs, what’s a couple extra innings' wait for a win?
The Kansas City Royals played their first postseason game since 1985 last night, hosting the Oakland A’s in the American League Wild Card Game. It took 12 innings, but the Royals came out on top, 9-8, earning a trip to Los Angeles to play the Angels in the AL divisional series.
The 2014 Major League Baseball postseason begins tonight in Kansas City. The Royals host the Oakland A’s in the American League Wild Card Game, with the winner earning a ticket to Los Angeles to face the Angels in the AL Divisional Series. The San Francisco Giants travel to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game tomorrow night for the right to meet the Washington Nationals in the NLDS.
We rundown the match ups and predict who will be moving on and who will be watching the rest of the playoffs from home.
Can you imagine what it would be like for the greatest Yankees of all time to magically appear and encourage you when you needed them the most? That’s exactly what happens in the new animated film Henry & Me, which debuts on DVD and digital download today.
The movie tells the story of a sick young boy named Jack, a big-time Yankees fan who travels through time to meet legendary players like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Thurman Munson. Jack’s guide on this journey is a man named Henry, who magically transports Jack from his hospital bed to a farm where the Babe is barnstorming, old Yankee Stadium, and the team’s current home in the Brox.
After 160-odd games, you’d think Major League Baseball would be all out of regular season excitement. But you’d be wrong. The final weekend of games before the start of the playoffs was marked by big celebrations, big performances, and big goodbyes. Here are some of the highlights, beginning with… the Kansas City Royals?
Sports loves a good storybook ending — to a season, a series, a career — and there was instant classic storybook ending last night in the Bronx.