Baseball has a deep and rich background in Black History, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the best stories in the rich history of the sport.
February is Black History Month. Clearly, the sport of baseball has one of richest histories in black history. Everything from Josh Gibson in the Negro Legaues hitting nearly 1000 home runs to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the deepest histories in terms of black history month.
Today, I wanted to revisit a very special line-up the Pittsburgh Pirates assembled in 1971. A line-up that would go down in history as the very first all-minority line-up in Major League Baseball history. So, without further ado, let’s get into the lead off hitter.