Black Diamonds

"The Past, Present, and Future of the Black Catcher": with Texas Rangers C Ian Moller

Episode Summary

Bob Kendrick takes a look at the greatest catchers in the history of Negro Leagues baseball (2:06), asks why the Black catcher has disappeared from today's game with Southern University Head Coach Chris Crenshaw (21:50), and sits down with possibly baseball's next young Black star behind the plate, and definitely it's next voice for positive social change, Texas Rangers 2021 draftee Ian Moller (29:28).

Episode Notes

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Visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City -

Gordon Hopkins audio is courtesy of the University of Baltimore Oral Histories -

Roy Campanella audio originally recorded with Stephen Banker