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City Council approves agreement with MLB for Youth Academy

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to approve an agreement with Major League Baseball for a Youth Academy...

MLB Youth Academy could still open at George Ward Park with...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After repeated delays, the Birmingham City Council could try again next week to consider George Ward Park as the site...

Major League Baseball reassesses Academy at George Ward Park

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Calling it a “sad day” in the city of Birmingham, Councilor William Parker said Major League Baseball is now reassessing...

Frank Robinson, baseball’s fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker Associated Press Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however,...

Remembering Two Former Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues, who...

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Willie James Lee and Archie “Dropo” Young, two jewels of the Negro Leagues, recently passed. Lee passed on Oct. 12...

99-year-old Negro League player, among oldest living, attends baseball reunion in...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Dozens of Negro League baseball players gathered in Birmingham for their annual reunion recently. Among them was 99-year-old...

Turn Back The Clock Baseball Game Brings Nostalgia of Rickwood Field

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Kellet May of Vestavia Hills wasn’t going to let a change of venue change her attire for last week’s...

Heated rivalry between Alabama State and Alabama A&M headed to Regions...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Nothing compares to the pageantry and spirit that surrounds the Magic City Classic, the annual football showdown between...

Opera tells story of Negro Leagues’ baseball star Josh Gibson

By Beth J. Harpaz AP Travel Editor An opera about Negro Leagues' baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth’s, will have its world...

The Inspirational Importance Of Fox’s “Pitch”

Ricardo A. Hazell ©2016, The Shadow League Oftentimes, television is a medium that can take us away from the doldrums of everyday reality. That's one of...

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