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SiriusXM and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present an exclusive new podcast series, Black Diamonds. Hosted by museum president and historian Bob Kendrick, the podcast will showcase the history of the Negro Leagues, highlighting the players, people and events that shaped them, as well as spotlighting the leagues’ achievements and innovations during a time of segregation and inequality. Listeners will hear the stories of baseball legends like Jackie Robinson, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, and important figures like Rube Foster, Effa Manley, Buck O’Neil and many more.

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    • 4.6 • 540 Ratings

SiriusXM and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present an exclusive new podcast series, Black Diamonds. Hosted by museum president and historian Bob Kendrick, the podcast will showcase the history of the Negro Leagues, highlighting the players, people and events that shaped them, as well as spotlighting the leagues’ achievements and innovations during a time of segregation and inequality. Listeners will hear the stories of baseball legends like Jackie Robinson, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, and important figures like Rube Foster, Effa Manley, Buck O’Neil and many more.

    Holiday Special Part Two - Joe Carter, Lee Smith, Kenny Lofton, Bo Porter, and Dave Stewart at the Buck O'Neil Gala

    Holiday Special Part Two - Joe Carter, Lee Smith, Kenny Lofton, Bo Porter, and Dave Stewart at the Buck O'Neil Gala

    Bob Kendrick and Joe Posnanski sit down with their closest friends at the "Thanks a Million, Buck" Hall of Fame Gala in Kansas City, for a night of laughter, storytelling, and celebration of the legend himself, Buck O'Neil. Hear Kenny Lofton on why he's proud to embody the style of the Negro Leagues, Bo Porter on continuing Buck O'Neil's legacy in a Major League dugout, and Dave Stewart on carrying Jackie Robinson's spirit as a rookie with the Dodgers. And hear Joe Carter and Lee Smith tell stories of being scouted and signed by Buck O'Neil, heeding his words to this day, and going head-to-head against each other on the diamond, and on the golf course.

    • 34 min
    Holiday Special Part One - Joe Posnanski and Tony Clark at the Buck O'Neil Gala

    Holiday Special Part One - Joe Posnanski and Tony Clark at the Buck O'Neil Gala

    Author Joe Posnanski and MLBPA President Tony Clark join Bob Kendrick at the "Thanks a Million, Buck" Hall of Fame Gala in Kansas City, for a night of laughter, storytelling, and celebration of the legend himself, Buck O'Neil.

    • 24 min
    The Story of Elston Howard, with Ralph Wimbish Jr.

    The Story of Elston Howard, with Ralph Wimbish Jr.

    Bob Kendrick remembers the life of a dear friend of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the late Maury Wills. Then author Ralph Wimbish Jr. joins the show to discuss the underappreciated career of a former Kansas City Monarch, the first Black Yankee, the first Black American League MVP, the first Black American League coach, and a man who SHOULD be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame - the great Elston Howard.

    • 57 min
    The Story of Joe Black, with Martha Jo Black

    The Story of Joe Black, with Martha Jo Black

    Bob Kendrick and Martha Jo Black tell the story of an amazing man - a former Baltimore Elite Giant, the 1952 NL Rookie of the Year, the first Black pitcher to win a World Series game, Jackie Robinson's roommate, and so so much more - the great Joe Black.

    • 50 min
    Eddie George

    Eddie George

    Former Heisman Trophy Winner and current Tennessee State Head Football Coach Eddie George joins Bob Kendrick to discuss how HBCUs powered the Negro Leagues, and why HBCU athletics are on the rise once again, the barrier breakers of football's history, his journey into coaching, and his current work to bring Black-owned professional baseball to the Major Leagues with the Nashville Stars.

    • 48 min
    Dave Stewart, and the Nashville Stars

    Dave Stewart, and the Nashville Stars

    1989 World Series MVP Dave Stewart joins Bob Kendrick in front of a live audience at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to talk about Rickey Henderson, Bob Gibson, Vida Blue, his place among baseball's Black Aces, and his efforts to bring baseball its first Black-owned franchise since the Negro Leagues, with the expansion Nashville Stars.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
540 Ratings

540 Ratings

KAS NH ,

First Tier Excellence

Excellent!!! Just heard the wonderful podcast about Mr . Elston Howard . I grew up in the Boston area and began to discover the story of baseball with the 1967 Impossible Dream team that included Elston Howard. He was the veteran who anchored the Red Sox to greatness that year. Long overdue to the HOF. Hopefully soon. A noble man and role model for all!
Podcast is first rate. Hope to visit museum in the next year.

Undefended Heart ,

A Must Listen

Oh my goodness, this is one of the best podcasts around. If you like baseball, even a little, this is a must-listen. It's the history of the Negro Leagues and the history of the 20th Century. Bob Kendrick's joy is infectious and I dare you not to fall in love with Buck O'Neal, Oscar Charleston, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, or any other of the great players who have been missing from our history until now. I even made a trip to Kansas City last July so I could go to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Enjoy!!

nyy09 ,

Ball4life

Not only is it baseball history but American history listening to mr Kendrick makes you feel like you have known him all your life stories and guests are amazing and educational for everyone who loves this game

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