Talking about his playing days in the Negro leagues, the great third baseman Judy Johnson once said, "There was always sun shining someplace." In the spirit of Black History Month—and of this week's start of spring training—here are a few sites that grant baseball's African-American trailblazers one more day in the spotlight.
The current issue of this on-line magazine showcases a gallery of contemporary artists' paintings of Negro leagues stars (above).
The Web version of Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum features a tour narrated by actor James Earl Jones and year-by-year lists of statistical leaders.
Major League Baseball's official site has bios of a wide range of Negro leagues stars and a library of film clips of Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson and others in action.
This celebration of "shadowball"—what Negro leaguers called their game, because they played outside the national limelight—includes a list of humorous quotes from Satchel Paige and other stars.
sites we'd like to see
Homepage for new Dallas Cowboys coach Chan Gailey.
Info page for Canadian snowboarders.