How We Tell the Stories of the Negro Leagues (feat. Andrea Williams)

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By Alex Bazeley & Bobby Wagner, Alex Bazeley, and Bobby Wagner. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Alex and Bobby banter about a potential ARod-Cast for Sunday Night Baseball, and then give their not-so-surprised reactions to MLB Network letting Ken Rosenthal go. Then, they bring on Andrea Williams, author of “Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues,” to discuss her interest in Manley and the impetus for writing a children’s book about her, reevaluating Branch Rickey’s legacy, the lasting impact of the dearth of Black executives in 20th century baseball, the ongoing recognition of the Negro Leagues by MLB, and much more.

Follow Andrea on Twitter at @AndreaWillWrite.

Links:

Jackie Robinson and the death of the Negro Leagues

The erasure of baseball’s Black executives and managers

Buy “Baseball’s Leading Lady”

ESPN to consider an ARod-Cast for Sunday Night Baseball

MLB Network declines to bring back Ken Rosenthal

Songs featured in this episode:

The B-52’s — “Give Me Back My Man” • Melba Moore — “Standing Right Here” • Booker T & the M.G.’s — “Green Onions”

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