Author: Black College Nines

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…

New LED Scoreboard Installed at Marty L. Miller Field

Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications 2/10/2015 7:00:00 AM     NORFOLK, Va. – Fans who visit Marty L. Miller Baseball Field this season and beyond will see another added dimension to Norfolk State's home facility: a new LED scoreboard, which was…

Now Offering Current HBCU Baseball News

Beginning with the 2015 baseball season, we will begin updating the site with current HBCU baseball news.  Michael Coker, who provided similar updates to the now dormant Black College Baseball site, will serve as our lead contributing writer.  Michael can…

HBCU Baseball Team Links Page

Thanks to Cheyney University athletic director, Ruffin Bell, who ran the now dormant website Black College Baseball, we now have access to his HBCU baseball team links page.  All team site links should now be up to date.  Please look…

Welcome Back to Black College Nines

This site is designed to give followers of Historically Black College and University baseball an opportunity to learn more about the rich history of African-Americans in college baseball.  This site will be comprised of research on black college baseball’s past and integrators of non-HBCU…

Andre Dawson (FAMU)

July 25, 2010 will always be an important day on the baseball calendar of Florida A&M baseball.  On this date, former Rattler Andre Dawson became the first FAMU alum to be inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Dawson’s…

When HBCUs Dominated NAIA Baseball – Part 3

While looking through the Official NCAA Baseball Guide of 1973 for some unrelated material, I stumbled across a stat that I had not included in any of my previous updates on the good old days when HBCU’s dominated NAIA baseball. Inadvertently…