Tag: Baseball

New Books Coming From Cascade Publishing House

By Michael May 10, 2021 0

Greg “Goody” Goodwin and Tim Goodrum Pen Books on Baseball and Life

Cascade Publishing House is excited to announce it has reached terms with two first-time authors, Greg “Goody” Goodwin and Tim Goodrum. Both books have a baseball thread and will be among Cascade’s summer releases.

Greg Goodwin, known as “Goody,” by his friends, is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a descendant of J. H. Goodwin, who survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. read more

My Tribute to a Great Hitter and Even Better Teammate

By Michael March 17, 2021 2

Lorenzo “Lo” Ogden Now Playing First Base With the Heavenly Host

When Lorenzo Ogden stepped on the Tuskegee Institute campus in1968, he was a tall, skinny kid off the sandlots of Birmingham, Alabama. He spent his summer days playing baseball during the week, but on Sundays, you could find him at old Rickwood Field watching the Birmingham Black Barons play the best competition in the Negro Leagues. read more

A Historic Face Lift For Black College Baseball

By Michael February 28, 2021 0

Tuskegee University Returns Home Games to Campus

Many of the happiest days of my life are moments spent on a baseball diamond. Mostly sandlots: sometimes cow pastures turned into a ball field for Sunday baseball outings, some with meticulously kept lawns, and some in the oldest minor league ballpark in America, Luther Williams Field, in Macon, Georgia. read more

Showcasing Black Baseball Talent Amid a Pandemic

By Michael October 7, 2020 0

There is a myth that Black youngsters are not playing baseball these days. If you look at Major League Baseball (MLB) rosters and most Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), it is easy to come away with that impression. Around eight percent of professional baseball players are Black Americans. This number is down from approximately 30 percent in the late 1970s, thirty years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier that kept Black baseball players off major league rosters. read more

During the Negro Leagues Centennial, a New Book Focuses on Bob Kendrick’s Storytelling

By Michael August 24, 2020 0

by Douglas Malan 

Editors Note…

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Negro Leagues Baseball.  During its heyday, teams were often made up of ballplayers who previously played at historically black colleges and universities.  Negro League teams were the only opportunities for African-American college ballplayers to continue playing the game.  In his recently published book entitled “The Duke of 18th & Vine”, Black College Nines’ contributing writer Harold Michael Harvey references that relationship between the two entities and delves into the man who leads the Negro National Museum and his storytelling.  Below is our Douglas Malan’s interview with Mr. Harvey. read more

The Duke of 18th & Vine in History Lesson Tool Box

By Michael July 12, 2020 0

Greg Fulginiti, Guest Blogger

A book review:

I’ve read The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro Leagues Baseball, (Cascade Publishing House, Atlanta, 2020). I own this book and it will be forever in my baseball collection.

The Duke is a great read. Absolutely so!

Harvey uses his joy for baseball and the lessons that his granddad taught him about the game and life to spun an excellent tale around the tremendous volume of knowledge possessed by Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. read more

The Duke of 18th & Vine

By Michael May 23, 2020 0

The Duke of 18 & Vine is an excellent read about how Negro Leagues Baseball paved the way for the desegregation of American society. It is a tale told in 160 pages and highlights how a group of Negro baseball players traveled the country and the world during the segregation era of American history. read more

The Duke of 18th & Vine Ready for Preorders

By Michael April 28, 2020 0

Cascade Publishing House is excited to announce that Harold Michael Harvey’s new book The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro League Baseball is available for pre-orders. We are excited because Michael, a certified baseball fanatic, finally has written a book about his beloved baseball. read more

Bob Kendrick: The Duke of 18th & Vine

By Michael March 30, 2020 0

 Editor’s Note:

This article is an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Harold Michael Harvey, author of the bestselling book, Freaknik Lawyer. The title of the new tome is The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Talking Negro League Baseball written in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Baseball Leagues (United States Baseball League) in 1920 will be released on May 15, 2020, by Cascade Publishing House. For further details contact the publisher at hmharvey@haroldmichaelharvey.com read more

Morehouse Baseball Star Looks Forward to Career at Google Not MLB

By Michael February 4, 2020 0

I’ve been writing about baseball for a long time. I’ve interviewed hundreds of college baseball players, most of the players at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). I’ve only met two young men playing baseball at the HBCU level, who told me that their dream was not to play professional baseball. There is a large percentage of Black college baseball student-athletes who want to pursue professional baseball as a career; despite the fact, Major League Baseball seldom send scouts to watch HBCU baseball games. read more