Category: Black Pioneers of College Baseball

Integrators of College Baseball – Kenny Washington

Editors note… this was originally posted on February 16, 2010 and has been edited for posting during 2019 Black History Month. For me, it is interesting to realize that the man who broke baseball’s “color barrier” was not even the…

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…

Kenny Washington (UCLA)

For me, it is interesting to realize that the man who broke baseball’s “color barrier” was not even the first at his college to break that same  barrier… nor was he the best on the UCLA Bruins’ ball club. When…