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Cool Papa Bell

On February 13th, 1974, James “Cool Papa” Bell was inducted in the the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Said to be the fastest man to…

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The Class of ’36

On January 29, 1936, the National Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy…

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Renaissance (Black) Man

On this day in 1976, actor, athlete and activist Paul Robeson dies from a stroke in Philadelphia, PA; he was 77. Born to a former…

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Orson Welles Punks America

On this day in 1938, boy-genius radio producer Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater players scare the pants off America with a presentation of “War…

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The Catch

On this day in 1954, New York Giants center-fielder Willie Mays makes an amazing over-the-shoulder play on a fly ball, forever after known simply as…

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Jackie Robinson-much more than a Baseball player

On this day in 1945, Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier and the great game changed forever when Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey secured…

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