An independent blog by members of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Black College Legends and Pioneers Committee and others who want to promote current HBCU baseball and its legacy.

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 […]