Tag Archives: Baseball

015 Great Black Heroes – Hank Aaron

015 Great Black Heroes – Hank Aaron

This podcast focuses on all time baseball great Hank Aaron.

Hank Aaron was one of the greatest players in Major League history and is thought of as an even greater person.

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Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron is acknowledged as one of the greatest hitters to every play in Major League Baseball and owner many of the most revered records in the game, but he is known best as the man who broke baseball’s greatest record, Babe Ruth’s 714 home runs.

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Sam Lacy

Sam Lacy

Sam Lacy was a pioneer in the field of sports reporting, giving a voice to the hopes, thoughts and dreams of Black athletes and fans across the United States.

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Wendell Smith

Wendell Smith

Wendell Smith was a pioneer in the field of sports, acting as the voice of Black America in fighting against segregation in Major League Baseball

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Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige is remembered with fondness as one of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. His life was obscured by the fact that he was unable to play in the Major Leagues during his prime.

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Larry Doby

Larry Doby

Larry Doby is forever viewed as number two, the second Black player and the second Black manager in modern Major League Baseball, but this should not obscure his Hall of Fame career nor the struggles he endured.

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is known as the man who broke the color line in baseball but his accomplishment on and off the field left a legacy that few have come close to matching.

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