Negro League Baseball on the West Coast

Our March 22nd show, features Leslie Heaphy, Associate Chair of the Department of History and Associate Professor at Kent State University. Leslie and I will chat about Negro League baseball that was played on the West Coast, particularly the West Coast Negro Baseball Association.

The author of several books and articles, Leslie collaborated with Bill Nowlin on “The 1986 Boston Red Sox, There Was More Than Game 6. And, “The 1986 New York Mets, There Were More Than Game 6.” I’ll share some my memories of the 1986 Post Season.

I’m also fascinated with Alex Pompez, who was owner of the Cuban Stars from 1923-1928 and the New York Cubans from 1935-1951. I’m going to share a Society of American Baseball Research article that was written by Brian Mckenna. https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/alex-pompez/

This week, the Oakland A’s, launched another of the salary dumps that they’re famous for, as they traded three of their mainstays, Chris Bassitt, Matt Chapman, and Matt Olson. This is one year after losing two All-Stars, Liam Hendriks, and Marcus Semien. It’s not easy being an A’s fan.

The Cal Bears capped of a nice weekend by taking two out of three from the Trojans at USC. Next week the Bears play a home game against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Tuesday and have a weekend series at home against Oregon State. I’m going to try to make the Friday night game.

Please tune in every Tuesday, 9:00 Pacific, Noon, Eastern; https://www.365sportscast.com/thenegroleagues

If you can’t make it on Tuesdays, please check the rebroadcast schedule at https://www.365sportscast.com/weekly-schedule.

Our shows are also being released as podcasts on Apple iTunes

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/discoursesmt/id1481012113

Let’s find that shining needle of common ground in that haystack of fear.

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