Making changes in life is never easy. There can be all kinds of roadblocks along the path to Growing Bolder; the roadblocks of age, religion and race. Many back away from them, but others stand strong, Breaking Barriers for the rest of us to follow.
These guys made it to the big leagues, but they know they couldn’t have done it unless the Negro League players broke the sport’s barriers. Hear what they say about the history of baseball, and the work of unknown stars.
Charley Pride made it big in two worlds: baseball and country music. Charlie Davis remembers what it was like to live on $250 a month. And Bob Mitchell has big dreams for the future of baseball.
They had the skills to play in the big leagues but were denied the chance because of their skin color. In a symbolic gesture of goodwill, Major League Baseball “drafted” 30 former Negro League players.
Baseball great Monte Irvin was initially tapped to be the first black player to break the color barrier.