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Dr. Wernher von Braun

Dr. Wernher von Braun


Dr. Wernher Von Braun, who worked at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama...

Tags: Baseball | Alabama
Photograph of a Prison Baseball Team

Prison Baseball Team

ca. 1916

This photograph of a prison team with all black players, and a white man who appears to be their manager...

Tags: Baseball | African Americans | Atlanta Federal Penitentiary | Georgia
Letters to Mrs. Coretta Scott King

MLK Holiday Commission


Baseball Commissioner Peter Uberroth was a board member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | Washington D.C.
Baseball Patent

Baseball Patent


Making and selling baseballs was a profitable enterprise, even in 1876. Wolf Fletcher, an inventor from Covington, Kentucky...

Tags: Baseball | Kentucky | Patent
Atlanta National League Club, Inc. and Ted Turner v. Bowie K. Kuhn

Ted Turner v. Bowie Kuhn


Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, sometimes referred to as "the Mouth of the South," offended Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's sensibilities...

Tags: Baseball | Atlanta Braves | Georgia
Prison File for Robert Fay

Baseball Privileges


Robert Fay was a German spy during WWI who was convicted of trying to sabotage ships in American harbors...

Tags: Baseball | Atlanta Federal Penitentiary | Georgia
Augusta Arsenal Baseball Game

Arsenal Baseball Game

ca. 1944

During World War II, many military installations fielded their own baseball teams. These teams competed against other local teams...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | World War II
Newspaper Offers to Sponsor an Indian Baseball Game

Indian Baseball Game

November 1921

In 1921, the Charlotte Observer wrote to the Superintendant of the U.S. Cherokee School offering to sponsor an Indian baseball game...

Tags: Baseball | Native Americans | North Carolina
African American Team

African American Team

September 14, 1945

In September 1945, the "Colored Labor" softball team at the Lexington Signal Depot claimed its second post championship...

Tags: African Americans | Baseball | Kentucky | Softball
Appeal for Bus

Appeal for Bus

March 1945

During World War II, many items including gasoline and tires were strictly rationed. The Capital Club baseball club submitted...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | North Carolina