In honor of Black History Month, A Joyful Noise Childcare was so excited and honored to have welcomed the Legendary Negro League Dennis Biddle into our center! Dennis Biddle is a former Negro League professional baseball player who played for the Chicago American Giants. Biddle is most known for making his debut in 1953 as the Giants’ pitcher when he was only 17 years old. He is also known as the man who beat the man who beat the man. He is on record as being the youngest player ever to play in a Negro baseball league game. Sadly, Biddle injured his ankle the next year which ultimately ended his playing career. In 1996, Biddle founded Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players, LLC.
Not only were our students HONORED to have him, they were more excited that they were able to witness someone of our Black History right before their very eyes! After listening to his story of how Negro players were treated during his time, he explained the importance of focusing in school and understanding our history as African-Americans. We were so incredibly proud of how engaged our students were and pleased how they talked about their findings over juice and cookies!
Take a look below!
I am so happy to be here with you today! I am apart of Black History and I’m talking to you! — Dennis (Bose) Biddle, 2018 to Students of A Joyful Noise Childcare Center