Graig Kreindler Joins the Platter!

Negro Leagues History Artist Graig Kreindler Joins the Platter! re-posted from Mike Lindsley (ML) Sports Platter The painter of the national pastime chats about his work and career, his current involvement with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the 2018 NY Yankees, plays Rapid Fire and more with ML.

Ernie Tanner

Known as the “black Jim Thorpe”, his gridiron greatness was only surpassed by his brilliance on a baseball diamond. The fleet footed shortstop integrated, and led the Tyee White Sox to the Tacoma City Championship in 1910. He was player/manager of the segregated Tacoma Little Giants, 1912- 23. The Little Giants were initially sponsored by William Clark Little (1879-?), a barber and former leftfielder for the 1907 Yakima Black Stockings, but the team kept the name long after Little relocated to Oakland, and were essentially handled by Ernie Tanner for a decade.