Author: Black College Nines

When HBCUs Dominated NAIA Baseball – Part 1

I recently emailed the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) asking for year-end stats from 1957 through 1969.  Back when I was a volunteer sports information director for baseball at (then) Ohio Dominican College, I had collected stats from 1970…



Bert Simmons (NC A&T) – Negro League Star Passes Away

As much as possible, I like to keep this site dedicated to the historical aspect of HBCU baseball and to black pioneers of college ball. Since sometimes historical data on HBCU ballplayers from the mid-twentieth century and before is sketchy,…



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…



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…



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…



Tip of the Hat to the ABAA

First… what’s the ABAA?  The acronym stands for Aggie Baseball Alumni Association, the support arm of North Carolina A&T baseball.  And that’s not just monetary support!  A stated goal of the group is to also preserve the history of Aggie baseball. …



About this site…

In late 2010, a few of us HBCU (Historically Black College and University) baseball enthusiasts  were approached by College Baseball Hall of Fame executive director, Mike Gustafson about establishing a category of honorees to be selected from both HBCU schools and other African-American pioneers of college baseball.  The initial…