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ABC News’ “Reclaimed” Podcast Series Investigates Baseball’s Negro Leagues

ABC Audio announces this season’s six-part podcast series “Reclaimed: The Forgotten League” will debut on October 2. In this series, host Vanessa Ivy Rose traces the history of her grandfather, Normanim “Turkey” Stearnes, who, along with other Black baseball players in the early 20th century, was shut out of Major League Baseball due to his race. The series explores how America’s pastime was shaped by its history of segregation and the impact Black players have had on the sport. Rose uncovers powerful stories and rarely told history by exploring her own family history and through interviews with living Negro Leagues player Ron Teasley, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick, baseball researcher and Seamheads Negro League Database co-founder Kevin Johnson, and more.