June 12, 2008

Native Americans In Baseball - Museum Exhibit

Vincent M. Mallozzi, New York Times:
[Jacoby] Ellsbury, whose mother is Navajo, is the first person from that tribe to reach the major leagues. He is among 47 American Indian baseball players whose contributions to the game, from its earliest innings, are chronicled in "Baseball's League of Nations: A Tribute to Native Americans in Baseball," an exhibit that opened April 1 and runs through Dec. 31 at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, N.Y. ...

Pitchers Joba Chamberlain of the Yankees (Winnebago) and Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals (Nomlaki) are the only other American Indians in the majors. ...

Moses Yellowhorse, a Pawnee, is considered by many historians to be the first full-blooded American Indian to play professional baseball. Yellowhorse, who was not-so-affectionately known as Chief, broke in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1921. ...

3 comments:

L-girl said...

I want to go! We should drive down there.

johngoldfine said...

Check out this Spider-man from Old Town Maine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sockalexis

Pepe Lepew said...

As a Metís, that's a very nice story. I just got a Spokane Indians cap with the logo in Salish.