Category: General Posts

Southern University’s “Throwback Game” Weekend

The memory of Negro League baseball is alive and well in Baton Rouge, Louisiana one weekend every spring when rival Grambling State University comes to town to face host, Southern University. This year’s series will be played on Saturday, April…

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…

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…