Category: Black Pioneers of College Baseball

Tuskegee Baseball Off To 3-1 Start

Tuskegee Baseball Golden Tigers

The Tuskegee University Golden Tigers started the 2017 season by sweeping Selma University, a perennial independent powerhouse, 11-4 and 15-5 in a double-hitter on February 3. Selma entered the game ranked number 7 in the Black College Nines’ HBCU Preseason…

Father of Black History Month and His Tie to Black College Baseball Pioneers

In my continual research of early integrators and other black pioneers of college baseball, I often discover a connection between baseball and African-Americans who have gone on to do wonderful work both in their communities and throughout the country.  During Black History month, I’m often…

Kenny Washington (UCLA)

For me, it is interesting to realize that the man who broke baseball’s “color barrier” was not even the first at his college to break that same  barrier… nor was he the best on the UCLA Bruins’ ball club. When…