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Raymond Doswell on THE NEGRO LEAGUES - AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM!

Raymond Doswell on THE NEGRO LEAGUES - AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM!

September 2, 2021

Hello friends! I contacted Dr. Raymond Doswell to talk about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Doswell is the museum's Vice President and Curator and brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective to the topic. We talked about the museum for quite a while - but what makes the conversation especially meaningful is that Dr. Doswell spent some time at the start of our conversation discussing the Negro Legues themselves - how they contributed to American culture, the opportunities they provided to black ball players who were shut out of the major leagues, and their enduring importance in American societal development. It was a great conversation, and I'm so pleased to have the chance to share our talk with all of you. And our conversation provided a meaningful context when we turned to discuss the Museum itself. 

Here's a link to the museum - it's a great site and worth checking out. I've gotta get to that place - it sounds fantastic!

And be sure to check out the podcast, widely available, hosted by the museum's president, Bob Kendrick, entitled Black Diamonds. It's one of my favorities. Energy and enthusiasm - and great depth of knowledge - abound!

See you soon with a new episode, and hey, get on over to Apple and give us a good rating - it's always appreciated!

Monte 

 

 

Mitchell Nathanson on JIM BOUTON: THE LIFE OF A BASEBALL ORIGINAL!

Mitchell Nathanson on JIM BOUTON: THE LIFE OF A BASEBALL ORIGINAL!

April 21, 2020

Hello friends! Who's up for a second episode in a row...about Baseball?? I talked with  Mitchell Nathanson, Professor of Law at Villanova University and the author of numerous books and articles on the subject of baseball, about his new book on the one and only Jim Bouton, whose 1970 book, Ball Four, was a rite of passage for fellas like me! It was a must-read as a kid, known for its honest and very revealing look at the life of a major league baseball player. But it turns out Bouton's significance goes well beyond that - and that's the topic of Mitchell's book.

Mitchell was granted access to Jim's extensive archival material that supported the writing of Ball Four and got to know Jim Bouton and his family personally. The result is a book that will prove to be unique and invaluable, in what it brings to the table about an extraordinary individual.  

You can learn more about Professor Nathanson and his many books and publications on his excellent website, and you can follow Mitchell on twitter at @MitchNathanson. His book can be ordered on Amazon here.  And a tip of the hat to Mitchell - thank you so much for chatting, and I am looking forward to reading Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original!

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