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MVP - A Treasure Trove of Black Baseball Talent

July 16, 2017/ 11:43 am/ Harold Michael Havey

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Greg Goodwin Had A Point To Prove

MVP Tournament improves visibility for young black players

July 23, 2017 Tracy Ringolsby/ BaseballAmerica.com

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MVP Tourney gives youth great opportunity

Longtime high school Coach Goodwing mentors African-American prep players  Tracy Ringolsby / MLB.com | July 14th, 2017

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Perfect Game: 2016 WWBA World Championship

Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 24, 2016 Jupiter, FL

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Havard Grad's Speech Lights Up Social Media:

AP - Monday, May 30, 2016 11:05 AM

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Society for American Baseball Research: Red Moore: He Could Pick It!

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Remembering James RED Moore of the Atlanta Black Crackers

Fox 5 Atlanta News| Posted February 29, 2016 10:17 am EST,
Updated March 2, 2016 9:22 pm EST| Claire Simms

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Remembering James 'Red' Moore of the Atlanta Black Crackers - Story ...

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A Tribute to Negro League Baseball

As the baseball season kicks off for Simeon Career Academy and the Jackie Robinson West Little League, a poet and former Negro League Baseball player Ernie Westfield offers a poetic tribute to the struggles and success stories of his former league. (Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune)

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Baseball season begins Thursday, the national pastime has a problem: too many kids are choosing to dedicate themselves to other sports.

Fox 5 Sports | Thursday, 31 Mar 2011, 8:36 AM EDT

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Once a hit, baseball now striking out with blacks

In the sport that gave us Jackie Robinson, where are all the African-American players? Yahoo Sports - By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer | June 24, 2010

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Third Annual BREAKTHROUGH SERIES, July 26-30, 2010

Major League Baseball (MLB) and USA Baseball

announced that the Third Annual Breakthrough Series

will move to the Triangle-area of North Carolina | May 3, 2010 click here  

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BREAKTHROUGH SERIES UNDER WAY

Event brings together top high school players from the U. S.

Major League Baseball News Release | July 21, 2009  click here

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DeKalb (Georgia) Residents help African Americans in Baseball

The Champion Free Press, pages 22-23 | July 25, 2008  click here

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INAUGURAL BREAKTHROUGH SERIES, SPONSORED

BY MLB AND USA BASEBALL, WILL PROVIDE EXPOSURE FOR

TALENTED YOUNG PLAYERS

Major League Baseball News Release | June 11, 2008  click here

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The decline of African Americans in baseball...

News Converage by MyFox 5 Atlanta
April 4, 2008 | To view the exclusive story
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Rainbow Push
According to Rainbow Sports director Dextor Clinkscale, "Rainbow PUSH
is proud of its association with Mentoring Viable Prospects.? We believe
MVP's tournament and education program offers a practical and effective
answer to the question, 'how do we? get more African American
youngsters playing collegiate baseball?'"


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MVP News Converage with CBS46

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MEAC's Minority Rule

In Historically Black Conference, Non-Blacks Fill Baseball Rosters

Tommy Stratchko plays first base and designated hitter for Coppin State University in Baltimore. His twin brother, Bernie, plays third base for the
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Three years ago, when their mother
Norma first heard the acronym HBCU, she had to ask what it meant.
Today, when the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference -- a collection of
historically black colleges and universities -- begins its baseball tournament
in Norfolk, Norma Stratchko and her husband will be in the stands and
their sons will face each other on the field.

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African-Americans haven’t abandoned baseball

By Terence Moore | Thursday, August 17, 2006, 06:16 PM

For the next three days, the biggest lie in the history of sports will be
exposed to a bunch of swinging, throwing, fielding, sliding and running
at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston. More than 100 high school
baseball prospects, mostly from the South, will flash their considerable
skills on campus, and here’s the thing: The prospects will be darker than
the ball.

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Black players get a chance to play in a Tournament
By RAY GLIER | Published: August 22, 2006

Football and basketball seem to have become the sport of choice for
most of the top young black athletes. But the lure of others sports is
only one of the issues confronted by Mentoring Viable Prospects, a
nonprofit group based in Atlanta that held its first showcase for black
baseball players at Georgia Perimeter College last weekend.

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