Last Sept. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of when Al Oliver took his position at first base for the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in 1971. It was just one of 22 games that Oliver, an outfielder by trade, started at first that season. Oliver went 2-for-4 against the Phillies...
- MLB Amplified panel looks at Aaron’s legacy
Two changes of clothes, a ham sandwich and train fare. That was all Hank Aaron had in his duffel bag as he prepared to depart Mobile, Ala., to join the Indianapolis Clowns at age 18. The moment has been immortalized in a photo that hangs in the Negro Leagues Baseball...
- Unfiltered series reflects on Negro Leagues
Baseball has long been known as America’s pastime. But for much of Major League Baseball’s early history, it was only accessible to white Americans, leaving Black Americans to find their own way into the game. To Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, the founding...
- MLB commits up to $150M to Players Alliance
DENVER -- Major League Baseball announced a historic financial commitment of up to $150 million to The Players Alliance. The announcement was made by Commissioner Rob Manfred at Coors Field shortly before Monday night’s Home Run Derby....
- NYY's Balkovec to be 1st woman Futures Game coach
Rachel Balkovec pressed the phone to her ear and absorbed the information coming from it, learning that she was ticketed to Denver as the first female coach selected to the SiriusXM Futures Game. Her initial response was, “Did I earn this? Why?” On the other end of the line, Dillon...
- Making a Difference for Juneteenth
Since the 1865, June 19, also known as Juneteenth, has been celebrated to commemorate the date that enslaved African Americans were finally freed. However, a majority of the American population are still unaware of the significance of this holiday. For starters, Juneteenth originated from Galveston, Texas, where Union Army Gordon...
- Jackie Day to be celebrated today, tomorrow
As has been tradition each season since 2004, MLB and Clubs will commemorate Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks throughout the league on Thursday, April 15th – the anniversary of Robinson’s historic MLB debut as he broke baseball’s color barrier – or Friday, April 16th. The extra day allows for teams...
- Jennie Finch hosted Play Ball event on JRD
Jennie Finch’s passion for baseball is second to none. Even after retiring as one of the best softball pitchers of all time, Finch is making sure she is involved in baseball in some capacity and she continued doing so last Thursday on Jackie Robinson Day. In an ongoing effort to...
- A new age for women in baseball
There have been a lot of "firsts" for women in baseball recently; first female GM, first Major League coach and first Black female coach. Though it may seem like the glass ceiling is just now being shattered, women have been breaking it for years. Women's baseball is not new. Founded...
- VideoUnfiltered: Béisbol Latino
Pedro Martínez and Eduardo Pérez headline a discussion on baseball’s cultural impact on Latinos (and vice-versa) in the US and abroad
- VideoClemente Award nominees announced
MLB Central announces the nominees of all 30 clubs for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award
- VideoNegro Leagues Weekend Highlights
Tigers celebrate Negro Leagues Weekend with highlights from Niko Goodrum, Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, and Derek Hill
- VideoPlayers Alliance hosts roundtable
The Players Alliance hosts a roundtable discussing the long-term goals of the group and the importance of the group
- VideoPlayers Alliance hosts clinic
The Players Alliance hosts a youth clinic for the Denver youth to coincide with the All-Star Game
- VideoPlayers Alliance "Amplified"
Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson, Rob Manfred, Michele Meyer-Shipp and Harold Reynolds share the success of the Players Alliance's 1st yea
- VideoBilly Bean on Pride Month, more
Billy Bean joins MLB Now to discuss the importance of Pride Month, the Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship and more
- VideoPride Month: Dale Scott
In celebration of Pride Month, Dale Scott discusses his story as baseball's first working gay official after coming out publicly in 2014
- VideoThe meaning of Juneteenth
The Players Alliance shares a piece on MLB Central on the meaning of Juneteenth
- VideoUnfiltered: Women in the C-Suite
5 of MLB's highest-ranking female executives discuss their journeys to the top + the future for women in baseball. Hosted by Lauren Shehadi
- Video2021 Jackie Robinson Day
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