Obituary: Samuel “Bay” Taylor (1929-2019)

R.I.P. to Samuel "Bay" Taylor, a catcher and outfielder in the Negro Leagues. He died on April 8. The obituary from the St. Louis American reports his age at 92, but a Facebook post from his granddaughter reports his birthdate as January 27, 1929, which would have made him 90. He played for the Kansas … Continue reading Obituary: Samuel “Bay” Taylor (1929-2019)

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Teaching Negro Leagues history through the power of Bobbleheads

(This is a bit of a departure from what I normally do, but when a bunch of excellent baseball people get together and launch something amazing, I just have to write about it.) Bobbleheads are charming. Bobbleheads are the undisputed king of baseball giveaway day goodies. Bobbleheads are… educational? In the case of a special … Continue reading Teaching Negro Leagues history through the power of Bobbleheads