Wondrium Pilots: The Rise of Negro League Baseball

Learn why the Negro Leagues were more than just a business—they were an institution.

Wondrium Pilots: The Rise of Negro League Baseball is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 64.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Introduction This pilot is a fascinating introduction to the rise of Negro League Baseball. It profiles an unfortunate time in American and Baseball history when some of the greatest players in the game were kept in the shadows due to racial prejudice. Again, excellent historical knowledge.
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring, bad presentation While I am not a huge sports fan, a well told story can engage me and keep me interested a for the entire show. However, the presentation was uninteresting, not well organized and just plain boring. This "class" would not be interesting unless you are already have a high interest in the subject matter and able to put up with an inferior presentation.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Not a subject I am very interested in, but has good information. Might make a good course.
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting, but could be expanded Interesting short introduction of the NNL, and I would like to see a full course on this, hopefully with a LOT more visual content. As an expansion on this, or as a parallel course, I would like to see lectures on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Also of interest would be the Minor Leagues (especially the Pacific Coast League), the Japanese Leagues, baseball in the Olympics, the Mexican League, etc...
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent summary of the history It is always worthwhile to learn about the people involved in our history. A full accounting of the players involved would ne educational.
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Reminder This video is a good reminder about how far we've come regarding racism in America. Sadly, we are now (2021) regressing to a place where race is the first and foremost subject regarding personal relationships. I thought the information was good, but would also like more visuals instead of watching the speaker for the vast majority of the time. Clearer ennunciation would also help.
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well done and interesting. This is an important part of the history of sports and leisure in the US, not to mention additional context to the Jim Crow era of our history. I found the material interesting and the presentation enthusiastic. As others have mentioned, more visuals would be nice, and I wonder if there is enough material for a full course. Still, I would watch this.
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good pilot The lecturer was ok, not great. Much of the info was contained in another Great Course “Play Ball: The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime
Date published: 2021-08-25
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Overview

Learn why the Negro Leagues were more than just a business—they were an institution.

The Rise of Negro League Baseball

01: The Rise of Negro League Baseball

Louis Moore introduces you to the businessmen representing Black players and teams that were shunned from professional baseball by racist exclusion and explains how they ironed out plans for what would be one of the most significant sports business deals in American history. Additionally, the creation of the Negro National League became a pivotal turning point in America’s social history. Louis Moore introduces you to the early days, the seemingly insurmountable challenges, and the eventual impact of baseball’s Negro National League.

22 min