Ohio Baseball
and Integration

Monrovians v. Klan Lodge #6

Hotel Workers
and Black Baseball

East-West All Star Game

The Bankheads of Empire

Dr. Grady Orange

Grady Orange was an infielder who spent most of his playing career in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs and Detroit Stars from 1925-1931. During the off-season, he was a teacher, which sometimes caused him to be late for the start of the baseball season. After baseball, he went to an all-black medical school and finished at the top of his class.

James A. Riley, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Rube Foster photo