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…



Harry Ward (Wilberforce)

Today, legends are born and perpetuated much easier than ever before. In a world before the internet and even further back to a time without television, heroes were created with the recording of  their exploits by newspaper writers and radio broadcasters. The…



Pete Barnes (Southern U)

It must take quite an athlete to twice earn All-American status in two different sports… no matter at what level of college athletics he or she performs. Such was the case with former NFL linebacker, Peter Barnes of Southern University. Not…



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…