Digital Library of Georgia: How I Identified The Earliest Surviving Film Footage of African American Baseball Players

Digital Library of Georgia: How I Identified The Earliest Surviving Film Footage of African American Baseball Players. “In 2011, we received a donation of films from Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia, spanning from 1916 into the 1970s. Pebble Hill was the winter hunting retreat for the Hanna family of Cleveland, Ohio, prominent industrialists and politicians. One of the most important segments of all the films in the collection was 26 seconds of 28mm film showing Pebble Hill’s black baseball team playing Chinquapin Plantation’s black baseball team sometime in the 1910s or 1920s.”

For the Win: The Cubs released Jake Arrieta after he told a reporter to take his mask off during press conference

For the Win: The Cubs released Jake Arrieta after he told a reporter to take his mask off during press conference. “Arrieta had already opened the season with irresponsible anti-vaccine comments, so it wasn’t exactly surprising to see his thoughts on masks fall into the same realm. But when Arrieta chose to mock a reporter over wearing a mask after allowing 8 runs in four innings on Wednesday, it appeared to be the final straw for the Cubs.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cardinals will require masking in certain indoor clubs and retail stores at Busch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cardinals will require masking in certain indoor clubs and retail stores at Busch. “In accordance with the City of St. Louis’ mask mandate that went into effect on Monday, the Cardinals have said that all fans will be asked to wear a mask when entering or circulating in the five indoor ticketed club areas, in addition to the team store and the Cardinals Authentics Shop at Busch Stadium, beginning with Friday night’s game here against Minnesota.”

AP: Yanks, Rockies deal with COVID surges after All-Star break

AP: Yanks, Rockies deal with COVID surges after All-Star break. ” For the first time in months, COVID-19 is creating chaos around Major League Baseball. The Yankees and Rockies are dealing with coronavirus outbreaks sidelining a total of 10 players and two coaches, including New York slugger Aaron Judge and Colorado manager Bud Black, as baseball attempts to resume play following its All-Star break.”

Engadget: Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras

Engadget: Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras. “If you’ve ever wanted to see a pro baseball player’s at-bat through their eyes, you’re about to get your chance. T-Mobile is marketing its 5G network by equipping players at the 2021 Home Run Derby with 5G point-of-view cameras on their helmets, including the catchers’ masks. Watch the live competition through a special T-Mobile website and you can witness both batting practice and the derby itself as if you were on the field, with 5G (hopefully) keeping everything in sync.”

USA Today: Negro Leagues stats officially incorporated into Baseball Reference’s database

USA Today: Negro Leagues stats officially incorporated into Baseball Reference’s database. “For the better part of three decades, Black baseball players competed on identical fields under the same rules as their white counterparts, but were considered inferior – even if their style of play and level of competition said otherwise. Last December, Major League Baseball took a giant step toward correcting that by officially elevating the Negro Leagues to major league status. The transformation takes another step forward Tuesday with Negro League statistics now listed alongside those of the American League and National League on Baseball-Reference.com.”

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa family finds ideal home for baseball fan’s autograph collection

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa family finds ideal home for baseball fan’s autograph collection . “When retired Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Murphy Jr. died at age 89 in his Santa Rosa home nine years ago he was, his obituary tells us, watching a Sunday afternoon San Francisco Giants baseball game from spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona…. We are pleased to tell Joe’s ‘baseball story.’ The happy ending comes first. In late November the Murphy family donated the Joseph Murphy Autograph Collection to the Sullivan Family Research Center, located at the San Diego Public Library.”

Washington Post: A laid-off law student found treasure in his late dad’s baseball cards

Washington Post: A laid-off law student found treasure in his late dad’s baseball cards. “When Eddie Healy was laid off from his job in July while juggling night classes at the University of Maryland law school, he had newfound time to sort through his late father’s old baseball cards. The perfect pandemic project, a task Healy, 30, had been looking forward to checking off his to-do list for months, brought back good memories and even produced some buried treasure.”

Sports Video Group News: MLB Film Room Powered by Google Cloud Adds 700,000 New Videos

Sports Video Group News: MLB Film Room Powered by Google Cloud Adds 700,000 New Videos. “Major League Baseball today made over 700,000 new videos available on MLB Film Room powered by Google Cloud for fans and media to search through, watch, create their own highlight reels and easily share with their personal communities by embedding on their websites, posting to Twitter, Reddit and Facebook or sending via email and text.”