Michael Goldklang standing in front of a museum photo of the St. Paul Colored Gophers team (Photo by: Charles Hallman | MSR News)
Black History

New St. Paul baseball museum chronicles local Black history

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — St. Paul, more than many other U.S. cities, is uniquely responsible for the growth of baseball in this country, including helping to end its nearly century-long racially exclusionary ways. The city’s new baseball museum’s main goal is to help tell that story. […read more]

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Books

BOOKS: New Book Evokes Memories of Tiger Fever

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN RECORDER — The Tigers’ championship run a half-century ago, capped by winning the 1968 World Series in dramatic and historic fashion, was a healing salvo for a fractured city. The players said as much, reports Brendan Donley who, traveling by car or by plane, spoke to many of the surviving team members of both Detroit and St. Louis and assembled their accounts in An October to Remember, 1968 (Sports Publishing). […read more]

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Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Twins Make Lemonade from Lemon Season

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — With no chance of making the playoffs this season, the Minnesota Twins are doing more than playing out the string or playing spoilers for those opponents who are vying for post-season spots in the final weeks of the 2018 season. There are still opportunities to improve player performance, for example. […read more]