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Counting the Negro League Records Is About More Than Numbers

Dave Zirin The Nation
One player in particular is laying waste to the Major League record book: Josh Gibson. The debut of Robinson was also the first step toward MLB’s destruction of the Negro Leagues, strip-mined for talent. Teams were left without their main attractions

Tidbits – Mar.28 2024 – Reader Comments: Ceasefire, Standing With Palestinians; RFK, Jr; Government Numbers About…; Single-Payer Saves-Report France; Greatest Baseball Films; Seafood’s Potential; Käthe Kollwitz – New Exhibition at MOMA in New York

Mar 28, 2024 - Reader Comments, Announcements, Cartoons Portside
Reader Comments: Demand for Gaza Ceasefire, Standing With Palestinians; RFK, Jr; Government Numbers About...; Single-Payer Saves-Report France; Greatest Baseball Films; Seafood's Potential; Käthe Kollwitz - New Exhibition at MOMA in New York; more

The Greatest Baseball Films

Peter Dreier Portside
Most baseball films are pure entertainment. But baseball is often the setting for notable films that tell a bigger story about America’s social conditions. As the Major League Baseball season begins, here are 13 examples.

Tidbits – July 20, 2023 – Reader Comments: Hollywood Strike To Limit AI Is for You and Me – We Are All Extras; DeSantis Using State Guard As Private Army; Negro League, Baseball Integration the Left; Hollywood Labor Films; Robert Reich; War on Women

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Reader Comments: Hollywood Strike to Limit AI is for You and Me - We Are All Extras; DeSantis Using State Guard as Private Army; Negro League, Baseball Integration, the Left; Hollywood Labor Films; War on Women - Russia Says Give Birth Early;

How Minor League Ballplayers Won a Union

Kelly Candaele and Peter Dreier The Nation
The players who make America’s pastime possible have had enough of dismal working conditions, and they’re organizing to change them.
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