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    Award-winning illustrator and writer Kadir Nelson, in an eight year labor of love, pays homage to black baseball in We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. In dozens of richly detailed oil paintings, Nelson captures the authenticity of the emotion and affection that these men felt for our national game.

    African American History / Black History. Hank Aaron - On April 23, 1954, Hank Aaron hit the first home run of his Major League Baseball career. On April 8, 1974, Aaron hit career home run number 715 off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing, breaking Babe Ruth’s long-standing record of 714. - - Description: Milwaukee Braves outfielder and Hall of Famer: Hank Aaron in a 1960 issue of Baseball Digest. Date: December 1960. Source Baseball Digest, page 19, December 1960 issue. Author: unknown.

    Darryl Strawberry. New York Mets.

    This is the great John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, shortstop for Bacharach Giants in Atlantic City. Lloyd was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. Photo courtesy Atlantic City Free Library.

    Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1927)

    Babe Ruth

    Red Schoendienst, 70 years in MLB.

    Robert Kennedy and Mickey Mantle at Yankee Stadium, late 1960s

    April 18, 1950 - Sam Jethroe became the first black player on the Boston Braves roster, collecting two hits including a home run. He was named Rookie of the Year that season at age 32 (although he was then believed to be 28) after hitting .273 with 100 runs, 18 home runs and 58 runs batted in; his 35 stolen bases topped the National League, and were the most by a Brave since Hap Myers stole 57 in 1913. He remains the oldest player to have won Rookie of the Year honors.

    Ernie Banks and Pete Rose on first base.

    The Babe with Shoeless Joe Jackson

    Baseball legend Walter Johnson ("The Big Train") played for Fullerton Union High School before moving up to the Washington Nationals (later renamed the Senators) in 1907, where he was their star pitcher for an astounding two decades. Along with what is reputed to be the greatest fastball in history, Johnson was so admired for his sportsmanship that fans would root for him against their own teams.

    Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio