I know of no other professional sport that brings people together quite like baseball. At the stadium, strangers become friends, the seats are filled with families, and, unlike, say, a football, basketball or hockey game, conversation is not only possible but encouraged. Visit each stadium, meet new people, love the game and cross it off the bucket list.
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues. #sports #baseball
Jason Grilli #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after getting the last out of the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins on August 27, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On May 29, 1962 Buck O'Neil became the first black coach in Major League Baseball. His previous career had been with the Kansas City Monarchs as a first baseman and manager, and he was signed as a scout by the Chicago Cubs in 1955. O'Neill was featured in Ken Burns' 1994 baseball documentary and was instrumental in establishing the Negro League Baseball Museum. #TodayInBlackHistory
Grave Marker- Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees). Ruth rests with his second wife, Claire, on a hillside in Section 25 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York. (More go to: http://www.thefuneralsource.org/deathiversary/august/16.html)