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2007 Negro League Baseball News
May 12, 2007 - Artie Wilson draws standing ovation.
May 10, 2007 - Indians to honor Larry Dobie.
March 16, 2007 - Hubert "Country" Glenn, passes away.
March 10, 2007 - William "Bill' Van Buren passes away.
January 29, 2007 - Ralph "Big Cat" Johnson passes away.
2006 Negro League Baseball News
December 17, 2006 - Willard Brown inducted to LA. Hall of Fame.
December 15, 2006 - Medal of freedom awarded to Buck O'Neil.
December 15, 2006 - City of Jacksonville unviels new Negro League statue.
December 1, 2006 - Project pitch update and appeal from Dr. Bob Allen.
November 18, 2006 - Bennie L. Griggs passes away.
November 18, 2006 - Willie Grace passes away.
November 9, 2006 - Jimmie Armstead Jr. passes away.
October 29, 2006 - Silas Simmons passes away.
October 6, 2006 - Buck O'Neil passes away.
October 6, 2006 - Clarence Jenkins Sr. passes away.
September 26, 2006 - Silas Simmons, 111, oldest living player.
September 25, 2006 - Joe Siddle passes away.
September 13, 2006 - Walter C. Crosby passes away.
August 20, 2006 - Mahlon Duckett honored in Delaware.
August 18, 2006 - Press release, Stanley Glenn's new book.
July 30, 2006 - News coverage from Hall of Fame induction.
July 24, 2006 - National designation for Negro League museum.
July 18, 2006 - Buck O'neil, 94, became the oldest pro baseball player when he went to bat in the Northern League All-Star Game.
July 15, 2006 - Richard A. "Dick" Phillips Jr. passed away.
July 8, 2006 - Negro League Players honored at Celebrity Game.
July 6, 2006 - All-Star week 2006, Pittsburgh, PA.
June 20, 2006 - Great article about Ross "Satch" Davis.
June 10, 2006 - Charlie Johnson passes away.
June 9, 2006 - Gordon "Hoppy" Hopkins passes away.
June 9, 2006 - Padres donate items to San Diego Public Library.
June 8, 2006 - Herman "Doc" Horn passes away.
June 8, 2006 - Toots Ferrell inducted to Delaware Hall Of Fame.
June 2, 2006 - Brewers' first Negro League Tribute.
April 16, 2006 - Al B. Mccoy passes away.
April 5, 2006 - Senate OK's Negro League's museum designation.
April 3, 2006- Nath McClinnic passes away.
April 1, 2006 - John L. Bissant passes away.
March 23, 2006 - Historical Marker approaved for Hilldale Field.
Febuary 27, 2006 - Complete transcript for Hall of Fame Special Election Results Announcement.
Febuary 27, 2006 - Seventeen former Negro Leagues and Pre - Negro Leagues Elected to Hall of Fame by Special Committee.
Febuary 26, 2006 - Gem of local baseball history found.
Febuary 17, 2006 - NLBPA Board of Members featured in this article.
Febuary 14, 2006 - Baseball documentary comes to DVD: Hall of Fame Legend Monte Irvin returns to Cuba after 50 years.
Febuary 11, 2006 - Robert W. Paterson, Authorand Negro League historian passes away at 80.
January 6, 2006 - Call for papers, 9th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference (Deadline Febuary 1, 2006).
2005 Negro League Baseball League News
November 21, 2005 - Final ballets for Negro Leaguers and Pre-Negro League players for induction to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
November 15, 2005 - Darby Hilldales marker project news.
November 2, 2005 - Monument to basesball greats Robinson, Reese Unvield.
September 27, 2005 - 1925 Negro League champs to be honored with Historical Marker.
September 24, 2005 - Byron "Mex" Johnson passes away.
August 27, 2005 - Pittsburgh State University inducts former Negro Leaguer, George Sweatt into its Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
August 11, 2005 - Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe passes away.
July 26, 2005 - Hall of Fame Approves Election Process for Negro Leagues and Pre-Negro League Candidates.
June 27, 2005 - President Bush premotes the Little League Urban Initative by hosting teams named after Negro Leaguers.
June 26, 2005 - Smokey Joe Williams selected for induction to the 2005 class of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame.
June 24, 2005 - Lyman Bostock Sr. passes away.
June 5, 2005 - Clyde "Lefty" Williams passes away.
May 30, 2005 - Bob Aldridge, former Cleveland Buckeye, passes away.
May 13, 2005 - Washington Nationals host Negro Leaguers.
May 8, 2005 - Effort under way for Monarchs team marker.
April 28, 2005 - Juan 'Pancho' Hererra passes away.
March 5, 2005 - A Robinson in Reverse, white ball player, Eddie Klep Integrated the Negro Leagues.
March 2, 2005 - Jackie Robinson recieves Congressional Gold Medal.
Febuary 28, 2005 - The Pauper Prince. Joe Henry and the Negro Leaguer pensions featured in another great artical by Mike Seely (for ESPN.com).
Febuary 27, 2005 - Yanks should honor Negro League past.
Febuary 11, 2005 - Dc Lottery to issue Negro League instant scratch game.
Febuary 9, 2005 - Baltimore City Public Schools Press Release. MedField Hights school community to welcome Joe Durham and Bert Simmons.
Febuary 6, 2005 - Cincy welcomed Negro League. Nice article from MLB.com
Febuary 4, 2005 - The Negro Leagues Museum provides a great home for memorabillia, but some players feel benched. Article from Kansas City's The Pitch news paper.
Febuary 3, 2005 - Louis 'Sea Boy' Gillis passes away in Birmingham.
January 22, 2005 - Warner Bros. domestic television distribution, said the Hollywood motion picture company plans to honor the legacy of black baseball players from that era with a televison miniseries right after the 2006 World Series that chronicles the history of the Negro Leagues.
January 8, 2005 - Player numbers dwindle after Wilmur Harris funeral.
2004 Negro League Baseball News
December 30, 2004 - The National Football League announced Wednesday that it is contributing 200,000 toward the renovation historic Hinchliffe Stadium.
December 23, 2004 - Wilmer Harris, NLBPA board member, passes away.
December 13, 2004 - The Glory Days, great article featuring Prince Joe Henry and his struggles.
December 10, 2004 - Denver post article 'Big - time win for Negro Leagueplayer' looks at in-depth statistical studies on black players prior to integration.
December 2, 2004 - Baltimore City Councilman Melvin Stukes wants Negro League Baseball pension. Bert Simmons and Geraldine Day interviewed on WBAL - TV.
December 1, 2004 - Charles Howard "Sleepy" Chatham passes away.
November 28, 2004 - Connie Johnson pases away.
November 24, 2004 - Spencer Gettys passes away.
November 18, 2004 - Ray Miller passes away.
November 17, 2004 - Prince Joe Henry's struggle for MLB Pension.
November 8, 2004 - NLB Historian, Willie Randolph, Named as Mets Manager.
October 30, 2004 - Stan Glenn inducted to Eastern shore Hall of Fame.
October 22, 2004 - Gentry Jackson and Pumpsie Green interviewed.
October 12, 2004 - Newly apporved markers in (PA). acknowledge Negro Leaguers.
October 8, 2004 - Nice article about Wallace 'Bucky' Williams.
October 8, 2004 - Fay Vincent honored in Greenwhich CT. The former MLB commissioner has always supported the efforts of the Negro League ball players.
October 6, 2004 - Progress on the Philadelphia Stars Memorial Park.
October 5, 2004 - Willie Wells grave site redeticated.
October 3, 2004 - Baseball expos are moving to Washington D.C Mayor Williams favors the name Grays in homage to the Negro League team.
September 27, 2004 - Three former Negro Leaguers get grave markers.
September 25, 2004 - A fan's tribute to legends of Negro Leagues.
September 19, 2004 - Barry Bonds Credits former Negro League players.
September 7, 2004 - Bob Boyd passes away.
August 23, 2004 - Fading into the past by author Neil Lanctot.
August 22, 2004 - Delaware Negro League Tribute features former players.
August 21, 2004 - William H. Powell passes away.
August 21, 2004 - Double Duty honored by Delaware and the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
August 20, 2004 - Willie 'Pat' Patterson passes away.
August 20, 2004 - Fans get to see living history, Double Duty Radcliffe.
August 7, 2004 - Nice interview with Harold Gould.
August 6, 2004 - Survior of school of hard knocks, interview Mahlon Duckett.
August 5, 2004 - Stars pitcher interview with Harold Gould.
August 4 , 2004 - Opening doors, interview with Mr. Stanley Glenn.
August 3, 2004 - Philly Stars to be honored, Neil Lanctot interview.
August 1, 2004 - Fifth annual Leon Day Festival in Baltimore.
July 26, 2004 - Press release, Negro League Legends Hall of Fame, upcoming ground breaking ceremony in Washington D.C on August 14, 2004, other events also.
July 26, 2004 - William Sousa Bridgeforth, Former of the Baltimore Elite Giants passes away 'Soo' was the last survivng owner of a formal Negro League team.
July 23, 2004 - Kinston Indiands (North Carolina) to host Carl Long day.
July 22, 2004 - Festival Honors black baseball history.
July 7, 2004 - Read the reviews of Neil Lanctot's new book 'Negro League Baseball - The rise and ruin of a Black Institution.
June 4, 2004 - NLBPA President, Wilmer Fields passes away.
May 24, 2004 - Support this Philadelphia Star's youth tour.
May 23, 2004 - NLBPA's Artie Wilson throws out first pitch for Negro League Tribute.
May 16, 2004 - Negro Leaguer's get pensions.
May 15, 2004 - Author John B. Holway sues Negro League Museum.
March 25, 2004 - Jim 'Pig' Harris passes away on 3/22/04.
March 10, 2004 - Bud Selig expected to settle dispute over Negro League pensions.
Febuary 27, 2004 - Henry Kimbro enducted to the Tennesee Sports Hall of Fame.
Febuary 21, 2004 - NLBPA Board member, Mr. Bert Simmons is interviewd by the Baltimore Sun... Remembering baseball's Elite Giants.
Febuary 21, 2004 - Father-Son artist's exhibit of Negro League artwork in Kingston N.Y.
Febuary 15, 2004 - Monte Irvin inducted to Ted Williams' Hitters Hall of Fame Museum.
Febuary 3, 2004 - Baltimore Elite Giants exec, Richard D. Powell passes away.
January 31, 2004 - The Ernest Burke, NLBPA board member and former Baltimore Elite Giants pitcher passes away.
January 27, 2004 - Curtis Johnson Sr. passes away in Luling, La.
January 25, 2004 - Article by William Reed, business side of black baseball.
2003 Negro League Baseball News
November 20, 2003 - Cowan Bubba Hyde passes away in St. Louis.
October 8, 2003 - Jaun Armenteros passed away on October 8, 2003 at 6:25 PM. He was laid to rest in Miami, Fl, October 10, 2003.
September 9, 2003 - Article by Mike O'Keefe, New York Daily News, Former players neglected.
August 23, 2003 - Great article by Daniel Stienburg of the Washington Post.
August 20, 2003 - Nice article about the NLBPA.com web site. Features Bert Orlitzky and Ernest Burke (the other "Bert and Ernie" duo).
July 7, 2003 - Making sure Negro Leaguers are not forgotten. Nice article in USA Today also mentions NLBPA.com
June 29, 2003 - Negro League research conference concludes after four day session in Harrisburg, PA.
June 28, 2003 - Press Coverage. Negro Leaguers share thier memories. Harrisburg, PA.
June 23, 2003 - Max Manning, NLBPA Board Member, passes away.
June 19, 2003 - Larry Doby, first Black American Leaguer passes away.
June 18, 2003 - Negro League Memorial statue unvieled by Philadelphia Phillies.
June 14, 2003 - Leon Day Park Tribute.
June 14, 2003 - CSA Showcase show has large Negro Leaguer turnout.
June 10, 2003 - The Philadelphia Phillies will host the unveiling of a Negro Leagues emorial Statue on Wednesday, June 18 at Veterans Stadiuim.
May 17, 2003 - Obituary, Joe B. Spencer, Jr.
May 8, 2003 - Obituary, Sam Lacy, legendary sports writer.
May 6, 2003 - Wonderful article about the Milwaukee Bears Negro League franchise.
April 24, 2003 - Obituary, Sherwood 'Woody' Brewer.
April 23, 2003 - Nice article about Negro Leaguers and the Mississippi Sports Hall or Fame.
April 10, 2003 - Ernest Burk on 98Rock radio.
April 5, 2003 - Dates set for the 2003 (6th Annual) Jerry Malloy Negro League Research Conference.
March 31, 2003 - Bowie Baysox co-partner with the NAACP to host the Second Annual Salute to the Negro Lagues.
March 26, 2003 - Baltimore City Paper interviews Ernest Burke.
March 22, 2003 - Former Negro League player speaks at the Babe Ruth Bithplace Museum.
March 19, 2003 -New book by Harvey Frommer "Rickey and Robinson: The Men Who Broke Baseballs Color Barrier." Foreword by Monte Irvin.
March 9, 2003 - Obituary, Mr. Stephen P. Lynch, Member of NLBPA Advisory Board.
March 8, 2003 - NLBPA Board member, Ernest Burke hosts Howard County, Maryland youth baseball team.
March 5, 2003 - Article on collecting Negro League memorabilia from Anique Week newspaper. Pictures and interviews including Monte Irvin and NLBPA's own Dr. Bob Hieronimus.
March 4, 2003 - Wonderful review of Brad Snyders book, Beyond the Shadow of the Senators. Topics include integration, Homestead Grays, Jackie Robinson, and racism.
March 1, 2003 - Remebering The Glory Days. A wonderful articale about Negro Baseball by Doug Lesmerises of the Delaware News Journal.
Febuary 8, 2003 - Josh Gibson inducted to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Febuary 7, 2003 - Carl Long inducted to the Kinston Indians Hall of Fame.
Febuary 5, 2003 - Obituary, Stokes E. Hendrix Sr.
Febuary 1, 2003 - Players recount segregated baseball. New baseball exhibit at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
January 27, 2003 - New line of NLBPA Negro League clothing goes on sale at selected JC Penny stores. NLBPA Merchandise to premier on #1 Morning TV Show, Feb. 17, 2003.
January 20, 2003 - Negro Lagues memorial planned in Philadelphia. Several NLBPA members are interviewed for this article by MLB.com
January 16, 2003 - Sam Jethroe movie idea pitched to film make Spike Lee.
January 14, 2003 - NLBM Legacy Awards to be presented Feb.7, 2003. Players should honor the past.
January 5, 2003 - John 'Mule' Miles to be inducted to the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Read background article.
2002 Negro League Baseball News
December 19, 2002 - Sen. Nelson says MLB dragging feet in pension dispute with former Negro League.
Decemebr 8, 2002 - Tribute to the late Dick Bradley.
November 24, 2002 - Tribute to the late Ulysses Redd.
November 9, 2002 - Monte Irvin tribute in Florida.
October 31, 2002 - Gibson inducted to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
October 15, 2002 - Buck O'Neil inducted to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
October 11, 2002 - Obituary, Howard Leroy "Toots" Ferrell, Jr.
October 9, 2002 - John Miles named to San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame.
October 8, 2002 - Philadelphia hospital unveils Roy Campanella exhibit.
October 8, 2002 - Historic Johnstown Stadium to be demolished.
September 18, 2002 - Negro League Ball Players honored by US Congress.
September 18, 2002 - Arizona Fall League MVP award named after Joe Black.
September 16, 2002 - Oklahoma Republican Rep. J.C. Watts, Congress to host a tribute to Veterans of the Negro Base ball League later this week.
August 22, 2002 - Former K.C. Monarch upset with the Negro League Museum.
August 17, 2002 - Delaware hosts Judy Johnson night.
July 22, 2002 - Sen. Bill Nelson trys to persuade major league baseball to include more players from the Negro Leaguesin a pension plan.
July 18, 2002 - NLBPA auctions in D.C. and VA.
July 12, 2002 - Homestead bridge named after Grays.
July 5, 2002 - Obituary, Ted Williams. At the heart of Ted's 1966 Hall of Fame inductance speech was his recognition of the generation of Negro baseball players. Read tributes of Ted's H.O.F inductance speech.
July 1, 2002 - Pirates and Detriot Tigers in a salute to the Negro Leagues.
May 31, 2002 - Baysox Negro League tribute.
May 24, 2002 - Obituary, Big Jim McCurine.
May 17, 2002 - Obituary, William "Bobby" Robinson.
May 17, 2002 - Obituary, Joe Black. First black pitcher to win a World Series game.
April, 23, 2002 - Obituary, James C. "Fireball" Cohen.
March 23, 2002 - Obituary, Maurice Wiggins.
March 4, 2002 - Obituary, Walter C. Wright. Febuary 2, 2002.
Febuary 2, 2002 - Obituary, Arthur 'Ted' Browne.
Older Negro League Baseball News
July 18, 2001 - Obituary, Sam 'The Jet' Jethroe.
August 12, 1999 - Obituary, Josh Johnson.
June 18, 1999 - US Senate tribute to the Lebanon Clowns.
June 13, 1998 - Obituary, Jeff L. Shelton.
November 27, 1997 - Obituary, Buck Leonard.
March 4, 1997 - Maryland House of Represenatives tribute.
Febuary 12, 1994 - Obituary, Ray Dandridge
July 12, 1993 - Obituary, Roy Campanella.
March 7, 1991 - Obituary, James 'Cool Papa' Bell.
June 14, 1990 - Negro Leaguers Honored at Hall of Fame.
June 15, 1989 - Obituary, Judy Johnson.
June 8, 1982 - Obituary, Satchel Paige.