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Pitch Black: SFPL Looks at African-Americans in Baseball

The crack of the bat is back, as pitchers and catchers have already reported for Giants spring training. If you’ve got baseball on the brain, a new historical exhibit at the S.F. Public Library will give you goosebumps with its mind-blowing array of artifacts and historical items from some of baseball’s most significant African-American players and beloved hellraisers.

“We’re looking at the Colin Kaepernicks in baseball history,” baseball historian and University of San Francisco professor Robert Elias tells SF Weekly. Elias refers to the players examined in his forthcoming book Rebels of the Diamond, but the same…
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