MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Regarding Drawing More Blacks Into MLB

From 1947, when Jackie Roosevelt Robinson became the 1st black to break the color barrier in MLB…..to the start of the decade of the 1980’s…..the sport of baseball was able to draw some of the best black athletes in the USA into baseball…..as during this period, the MLB game rivaled the NFL and NBA in…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS – Marv Albert Interview With Gme 4 Hero Tigers Pat Sheridan After Game Winning HR

Pat Sheridan is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1981, 1983 to 1989, and 1991…..who was a left-handed hitter that was often used in a “platoon” situation with right-handed-hitting Darryl Motley….as a member of the Kansas City Royals’ 1985 World Series champion team that defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Mets Mike Bailey Ties Alvin Dark Rookie Record For Straight Game With A Hit At 23

When an MLB player breaks into the league as a rookie….one of the hardest things to do is to have hitting consistency….mostly due to the fact that they are facing the best pitchers in the world on a nightly basis…..which is why Giants Alvin Dark rookie MLB record of 23 straight games in which he…

MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Willie Mays Day In SF As Giants Retire # 24 – With Mel Allen

Growing up as a boy playing Pony League and High School baseball in Midland, Texas during the 1960’s….there were the M & M Boys of the San Francisco Giants….consisting of Willie McCovey and Willie Mays….and the M & M Boys of the New York Yankees….consisting of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle….and they were the two most feared…

MLB – 1980 – Special – Audrey Kates Interviews Elston Howard On Challenges Of Being 1st Black Yankee

Host Audrey Kates from the baseball television special The Boys In The Field, interviews New York Yankee great Elston Howard on what it was like being the 1st black to play for the Yanks….as he provides insight about what the early black players had to endure when breaking into MLB….as they crossed the color barrier.