The Fickle Finger of Fame for Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews was an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1880s.  Ed’s career was perfectly placed to insure that he would be remembered for a century to come.  It was not Ed’s baseball prowess that has earned him this memory, but it is the baseball cards issued during the economic boom-time when Ed played ...

The Fickle Finger of Fame for Ed Andrews
Posted: 4.11.14 @ 4:11PM

The Howard Easterling Mysteries

One Negro League star through the 1940s, Howard Easterling, has provided us with very few photos of himself, as well as a gap in his playing career. Photographs are neglected and maligned as to their usefulness in baseball historical research.  They are treated as decoration to a text or a brief distraction from pages of ...

The Howard Easterling Mysteries
Posted: 4.4.14 @ 2:29PM

Stumped – Negro Leagues Chicago Union Giants BBC

I have researched this photographic postcard of the Chicago Union Giants BBC up one side and down the other and I still cannot nail anything down.  First off, it is clear this photo of the Chicago Union Giants BBC, a team that played for many years in the Negro Leagues.  The logo on their uniform ...

Stumped – Negro Leagues Chicago Union Giants BBC
Posted: 3.22.14 @ 4:31PM
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