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Black Diamonds

SiriusXM and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present an exclusive new podcast series, Black Diamonds. Hosted by museum president and historian Bob Kendrick, the podcast will showcase the history of the Negro Leagues, highlighting the players, people and events that shaped them, as well as spotlighting the leagues’ achievements and innovations during a time of segregation and inequality. Listeners will hear the stories of baseball legends like Jackie Robinson, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, and important figures like Rube Foster, Effa Manley, Buck O’Neil and many more.

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An Afternoon with Henry Aaron, Frank Robinson, and Dave Winfield: Recorded at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 2012

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.com

58mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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"The Second Man on the Moon": Bob Kendrick and Larry Doby Jr. on the Life of Larry Doby, plus Remembrances of Mudcat Grant

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.comInterviews with Larry Doby and Effa Manley appear courtesy of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries Ted Williams' Hall of Fame Speech  Courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Youtube

1hr 8mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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"The Greatest Baseball Player You've Never Heard Of": Bob Kendrick and Jeremy Beer on the Great Oscar Charleston

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.comGordon Hopkins audio is courtesy of the University of Baltimore Oral Histories -https://archive.org/details/ubaltaudioJimmy Crutchfield audio originally recorded with Stephen BankerTo learn more about the great Oscar Charleston, check out the award-winning Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player by Jeremy Beer - https://amzn.to/3iusnWY

49mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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"Style and Flair": A Conversation with Ozzie Smith

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezFollow Ozzie Smith on Twitter - https://twitter.com/STLWizardVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.comJack Marshall audio is from an interview with Stephen BankerGordon Hopkins audio is courtesy of the University of Baltimore Oral Histories -https://archive.org/details/ubaltaudio

1hr

3 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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"The Cuban Stars": Bob Kendrick, Fredi González, and Eduardo Pérez on Martín Dihigo and the Cuban Superstars of the Negro Leagues

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.com

1hr

27 May 2021

Rank #5

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"Satchel Paige, Barnstorming Legend" Part 2: with Texas Rangers Pitcher Taylor Hearn

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezFollow Taylor Hearn on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thearn14Visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.com

50mins

20 May 2021

Rank #6

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"Satchel Paige, Barnstorming Legend" Part 1: Bob Kendrick and Larry Tye on the Greatest Of All Time

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.comRead  "Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend" by Larry Tye - https://amzn.to/3fvUfXDHear more of Satchel Paige at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - https://bit.ly/3bHXM4a

1hr 4mins

20 May 2021

Rank #7

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"The Black Aces": David Price, CC Sabathia, and Dave Stewart sit down with Bob Kendrick

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.com/Read "The Black Aces" by Jim 'Mudcat' Grant - https://amzn.to/3f9Cr4q

1hr 5mins

13 May 2021

Rank #8

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"The Queen of the Negro Leagues": Bob Kendrick & Jim Overmyer on the Legacy of Effa Manley

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.com/Interviews with Effa Manley and  Monte Irvin appear courtesy of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries 

52mins

6 May 2021

Rank #9

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"The Homestead Grays" Part 2: with Washington Nationals First Baseman Josh Bell

Follow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - https://nlbm.com

42mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #10