Here is a preview of a great documentary produced by Erik Clemons on the history of the black Mobilians who made baseball history:
From "Tops" to the Top!
A Slice of Mobile's Baseball Story
The full video can be rented or purchased on Google Play.
A city wrapped by the Gulf of Mexico's beaches, Mobile has a history as rich as the azalea-saturated soil on which it rests. Recipient of the All-American City distinction, Mobile is home to the original Mardi Gras celebration, the Disnquished Young Women (formerly America's Junior Miss) Scholarship Program, the Battleship U.S.S. Alabama, and Hammerin' Hank Aaron.
The city's passion for baseball has endured through its tumultuous past, marked by yellow fever, World War II prominence, and the Civil Rights Movement. Spanning from the late 1800s to the present day, Baseball in Mobile recounts the introduction of baseball to the Port City, chronicles the vast talent of Mobile natives who have influenced the sport, and introduces the players and teams of modern Mobile, many of whom are sure to become tomorrow's legends. Historic photographs of the changing baseball landscape are captured in Baseball in Mobile, showcasing the fact that while the fields, uniforms, and teams have changed, the game remains ingrained in Mobile, as constant as the bay that surrounds it.
Speech at Official Book Release at
Hank Aaron Stadium
Baseball in Mobile-WKRG-TV Interview
Baseball in Mobile-WALA Book Release
Baseball in Mobile-WHIL Interview #2
Baseball in Mobile-WNSP Interview
Official Book Release at Hank Aaron Stadium
Baseball in Mobile-WHIL Interview #1
Baseball in Mobile-The Cuban Connection