Black College Nines

A Blog of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Black College Legends and Pioneers Committee

Archives for: June 2009

Ralph Garr (Grambling) – More than a “Face in the Crowd”

America’s baseball population was first introduced to a young Ralph Garr when he appeared in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” section of its June 26, 1967 issue.   The national recognition capped a brilliant senior season at Grambling College in Louisiana (now known as Grambling State University) where he led the country in hitting with a .582 […]

2009 HBCU Freshmen All-Americans

Congratulations to the following ballplayers representing HBCU schools who were recently named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans: Eduardo Gonzalez, Alcorn St. — Named Freshman of The Year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and a second team league pick, he hit .419 with 11 doubles and 36 RBIs. He also had 83 total bases. Xavier Macklin, North […]

2009 HBCU Summer Assignments

The following are college baseball players at HBCU schools who have been assigned to summer collegiate teams for 2009 (last updates on 6/04/09).  This list will be updated as new information is received. Coastal Plains League Esterlin Paulino (North Carolina A&T) – Asheboro Copperheads Blaine McCraw (North Carolina A&T) – Asheboro Copperheads Chris Chapman (Bethune […]