“Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” Online Site Support Notebook
The web site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., which contains many resources to aid library program planning and exhibit interpretation to the public.
Following is a list of websites related to the Pride and Passion exhibit and related topics. Please note that the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities do not maintain these sites and are not responsible for their content.
The website of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Mo. Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball. The website features many historical and educational resources. The Museum also offers several traveling exhibitions. See www.nlbm.com/NS/ArticleDetail.cfm?ArticleID=58 .
The Negro League Baseball Players’ Association exists to honor and celebrate the significant contribution of Negro Leagues players to baseball and American history, to collect and preserve that history, to educate others so that Negro League players may be a source of pride and inspiration for generations to come, and to support and promote the general and financial well being of former Negro Leagues players.
This website, with histories of Negro League players and teams, is dedicated to the generation of ballplayers who were denied the opportunity to play in the major leagues because of factors other than their ability to play the game of baseball.
The mission of the Society for American Baseball Research is to foster the study of baseball past and present, and to provide an outlet for educational, historical and research information about the game. The society’s Negro Leagues Committee was formed in 1971 in an effort to research and preserve the history of blacks in baseball before the re-integration of the game, and to support efforts to give them recognition.
Major League Baseball’s website contains a special section devoted to the Negro Leagues’ Legacy, with many player and teams profiles and interviews, audio clips, videos, photographs, and feature articles.
“The Home of Baseball History” features extensive information on Negro league players, and Christopher Renino’s The Way Home, a novelized account of Jackie Robinson’s first year in the major leagues as seen through the eyes Vincent Stigiano, a batboy with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The website of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which was founded by Jackie’s wife, Rachel Robinson, in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. Serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need, the Foundation assists increasing numbers of minority youths through the granting of four-year scholarships for higher education.
“The Jackie Robinson Educational Archives” website is the result of a year-long program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league baseball race barrier. The initiative featured two academic courses, guest speakers, exhibits, and a lecture series. Thousands of primary materials were gathered for use in the program and videotaped interviews were held with each guest speaker and other key figures in Robinson’s life. This website makes many of these materials available to the public.
Free fantasy baseball site in which players can field teams including greatest players from the Negro Leagues, Hall of Famers, and past and current Major League Baseball starts.
Website in Spanish about Negro leagues star from Cuba, Martin Dihigo. Dihigo first played for the Cuban Stars (East) in 1923. He was one of the most versatile ballplayers who every played the game, being adept at all nine positions on the field. He led the Negro leagues in home runs in 1926 and 1935.
An English-language website about Cuban baseball featuring articles on Negro league players who played in Cuba, as well as Cuban players who played in the Negro leagues, in Major League Baseball, and have been elected to the Hall of Fame.
This web site by Kansas Unified School District 230 is dedicated to the men and the families who played, coached, and ran Negro League Baseball from 1885 to 1960.