Mineola Honors Black Barnstorming Baseball Team

MINEOLA – In a time when racial prejudices divided businesses, water fountains and even the nation’s greatest pastime, The Mineola Black Spiders kept swinging. “They weren’t the greatest, they didn’t make it to the majors … but it is something noteworthy,” said Lou Mallory of the Wood County Historical Commission. The Black Spiders began playing in the late 1920s at Epperson Field in Mineola,Continue reading “Mineola Honors Black Barnstorming Baseball Team”