Month: September 2014

Month: September 2014

“JIM CROW” BALL: Echoes from the Other Side of Major League Baseball’s Color Line

by William “Duke” Smither “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me … All  I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” (Jack Roosevelt, a.k.a., “Jackie” Robinson, Jan 31, 1919 – Oct 24, 1972, First African American to play in ‘Modern Era’ Major League Baseball) 1924 Negro League – 1st “Colored World Series,”