It’s been a busy summer doing presentations, talks and book signings around the Twin Cities and at the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. I’ve enjoyed meeting many people and sharing conversations about the book and my research. Thank you to everyone for your positive comments about the book; I feel very proud that I was able to take on this challenge, with the help of so many people involved to share these stories. I will continue to research and update this website with more “untold stories,” of Minnesota Black Baseball. It’s been quite an honor to tell these stories of guys that haven’t been given their due in recognition as the talented athletes they were.
In the near future, I’ll also be doing a series of stories on former Minnesota Twin players that began playing here in 1961, along with other individuals that were involved in the game here in Minnesota. I hope you’ll enjoy the new stories and photos that will soon be posted and updated here on a regular basis.
As always, please continue to contact me and share your stories… that’s what makes sharing this history possible! Look for details on an event on November 17, 2016 at the Minneapolis Downtown Central Library, highlighting Minnesota Black Baseball and some special players in our history and maybe a couple surprise players.
Oh, by the way! My book received the Robert Peterson recognition Award at the Jerry Malloy Conference in Overland Park, KS. The Robert Peterson Recognition Award is for bodies of work (books or articles) that increase public awareness about the Negro Leagues. The Award is named after the author of the Negro League Landmark publication aptly titled, Only the Ball Was White.
I'm humbled and proud.
- Frank M. White and the MNBB team