Was NFL Racial Pioneer Cut Because He Got Caught With A White Woman?

The very first black player to take the field for the very last NFL team to integrate had a short career, a season and a half. His story nearly lost to history, Yahoo Sports tracked down Leroy Jackson for a wide-ranging interview with a depressing conclusion: He believes he was let go by the Washington Redskins after… » 9/26/13 10:24am 9/26/13 10:24am

The Major Leagues Were Never Really As Black As You've Been Told

Today Tyler Kepner’s New York Times story about the dearth of African-American players in the Major Leagues quietly distinguished itself from other articles in that vein, in that it didn’t cite a popular and wrong figure about the peak of black representation in baseball. » 4/11/13 8:45pm 4/11/13 8:45pm