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…



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…