Daily Archives: January 3, 2003

The color line in other sports

Want to win a bar bet some day? Ask someone to identify the following people: Earl Lloyd, Woody Strode and Kenny Washington, and Willie O’Ree. Give up? They are, respectively, the first black players in the NBA, NFL, and NHL. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Baseball, the international game

A bunch of interesting baseball articles out there right now. We’ll start with Dr. Manhattan’s look at how the breaking of the racial barrier in baseball was not just the correction of a grievous moral failing, but also an opportunity … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sylvia and Gabriel

Here’s a nice article about newly elected County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, the first Latino and the first woman to serve on this court. As noted, this makes her one of the more powerful Hispanic politicians in the country. Garcia has … Continue reading Continue reading

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