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Kudos to all young Black baseball players

Kudos to all young Black baseball players

Oct. 10 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Will Mo’ne Davis, the young Black middle-schooler who pitched her Philadelphia team to this summer’s Little League World Series (LLWS), become another Gabby Douglas? The comparison shouldn’t be made but...

Twins legends Newman and Jones: The conversation continues

Twins legends Newman and Jones: The conversation continues

Oct. 2 | (This column continues the Newman-Jones conversation begun two weeks ago in MSR’s issue of September 18.)   Baseball is a sport that lends itself to storytelling. During their respective All-Star Fan Fest appearances in July, both former Twins...

Hicks back, but for how long?

Hicks back, but for how long?

Sep. 28 | The Crash Davis lead character in Bull Durham was a minor league baseball lifer who spent some time in “The Show,” the major leagues, a sage for his fellow teammates. Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks is no Crash, but during his second consecutive...

Carew pushes for Oliva induction to Hall of Fame

Carew pushes for Oliva induction to Hall of Fame

Jul. 27 | Rod Carew is one of 66 living baseball Hall of Famers. He, among others, wants former Minnesota Twins teammate Tony Oliva to soon join this honored group. “Tony Oliva deserves to be in the Hall of Fame,” proclaimed Carew. He told the MSR during...

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Jul. 10 |               Tony OlivaPhotos by Charles Hallman Julio Becquer and Tony Oliva, both Cuban-born, both migrated to the United States to play baseball. But if asked, both men quickly express their disappointment that...

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Jun. 19 | I’ve held off long enough, but it’s that time again to write about the results of Dr. Richard Lapchick’s annual report cards on the pro leagues’ diversity efforts. The other print media use the fewest possible words to mention these Racial...

Prep football gets statewide realignment

Prep football gets statewide realignment

Jun. 12 | The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved a new statewide high school football alignment, with all 371 teams divided into 18 new districts starting in 2015. As a result, all regular-season schedules will be made by the new 18 districts,...

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Jun. 7 | It’s been over a week now since Aaron Hicks, the second-year Minnesota Twins centerfielder, quit being a switch hitter to being only a right-handed hitter. What brought him to that decision? Poor front-office decision-making may have resulted in...

Gopher softball heads for the top

Gopher softball heads for the top

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the MSR...

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...