This was an article I wrote for black history month for my SI Kids Reporters blog. February is Black History month and this made me think about the impact that African-Americans have had on the sports world. One of the biggest impacts, in my opinion, was the Negro Leagues. In August 2011, I was lucky enough to go to Kansas City to see a Royals vs. Yankees game. What I did not know was the history of baseball in K.C. is more then just the Royals.
This blog page is shared by Haley Smilow and my father Marc Smilow who started my love of baseball. I was born in New York City and I am a Yankees fan but love the game of baseball. My family started a mission in 2011 to visit all 30 ball parks over the next 4 years. In August of 2011 we headed out on our trip visiting, Miller Park, US Cellular Field, Wrigley, Busch Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, and Target Field. This summer we are back at it again. If you want to follow us on our journey check out our other website at Home Field Advantage. (But please understand my father can never seem to get the site finished but it is a great start.) My blog page is dedicated to my player interviews, and behind the scenes of the MLB from a kids prospective. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT…. HALEY