Current News

Spring is here, and with it comes baseball season and a few new events I hope you can be a part of!
Here is what's happening around MNBB:

  • Monday, April 10. Rondo Library (461 N. Dale Street, St. Paul, MN). 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 10, Chanhassen Library, 6:30 p.m.

Another piece of history was recently installed, adding to the legacy of some of Minnesota's great African American athletes. A plaque at the Oxford Community Center / Jimmy Lee Recreation Center in St. Paul, MN went up recently documenting pieces of his life as a stand-out baseball player, golfer, columnist, and community advocate. 

Lastly, if you haven't had a chance to check out the latest story on Dick Newberry, I recommend reading his story! Dick is a player that still has family in Minneapolis and surely deserves to be included in the Untold Stories of Minnesota Black Baseball. You can read the story here.

Happy baseball season! Wishing you well.

The MNBB Team


Just finished reading your book Frank. Well done my friend!!! I highly recommend reading it and it would also be a great resource for all the high schools.
— Steve Lindgren, Richfield Chamber of Commerce
Great job tonight Frank!  Wonderful crowd and terrific presentation.  Thanks
for teaching things some of us never knew!  You are the best.
— Dave Lee, WCCO Radio
A copy should be in every High School in the State.
— Doug Albertson, former teacher, player, and coach
You did a fantastic job last night, Frank! Entertaining, informative, and inspiring —- certainly worthy of the standing ovation you received.
— Josh Leventhal, Editor, Minnesota Historical Society Press
Frank, you made last night special for me and my wife by being the caring and loving person you are. You showed us all how to love one another by how much you love and loved your father with this great addition to the library of the struggle on the baseball field and in society. You truly are one of a kind and I love that you include all of us in this history and not just one race. It is everyone’s legacy and we need to do better and improve the legacy as we continue to grow as people of all colors.
— Larry Gallagher, Minnesota baseball and basketball Official