ABC News Special

For decades, Black baseball players were excluded from the major leagues and forced to create their own space: the Negro Leagues.

This Memorial Day weekend, as we unofficially slide into summer and the heart of baseball season, ABC News Radio presents “Reclaimed: The Forgotten League.” This 3-hour special is hosted by Vanessa Ivy Rose, granddaughter of Negro Leagues star Turkey Stearnes, one of the best hitters of all time. Vanessa brings us on a quest to excavate the stories and stats of Black players who were shut out of the major leagues, a legacy that still haunts the sport.

Overshadowed by racial prejudice and oppression, their legacy was hidden — but now, experts and family members reflect on their impact, which extended far beyond the game. We’ll discover how newly acknowledged Negro Leagues stats could re-write history and redefine baseball’s roster of GOATs.

Memorial Day morning, 6a-9a on NewsTalk 93.9 & 1490 WOSH