Hall of Fame’s February Podcast Celebrates Black History Month

Interviews with Hall of Famers Barry Larkin, Buck Leonard Featured in Tribute to Role of African Americans in the National Pastime

February 01, 2012

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The history of the National Pastime is forever preserved at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Now, thanks to the Hall of Fame’s new monthly podcast, the Museum is sharing that history with a brand new worldwide audience.

The second installment of Cooperstown Conversations debuted on Wednesday in the Apple iTunes store and at the Hall of Fame podcast page. The February podcast celebrates Black History Month and features interviews with Class of 2012 electee Barry Larkin as well as 1972 Hall of Fame inductee Buck Leonard, who starred in the Negro leagues in the 1930s and 40s. The podcast also features a look at the cultural significance of African-American baseball, which was one of the most successful African-American ventures in the United States prior to the integration of the major leagues by Jackie Robinson in 1947.

A new version of the Cooperstown Conversations podcast debuts during the first week of each month. For more information on Cooperstown Conversations, please visit www.baseballhall.org.

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