Adam Henig is the author of two books, Alex Haley’s Roots: An Author’s Odyssey (2014) and Baseball Under Siege: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor’s Battle to Integrate Spring Training (2016). His writings have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, San Francisco Book Review, African American Literature Book Club, and The Biographer’s Craft. Adam is an active member of the Biographers International Group. He has been a guest on the New Books Network and Baseball by the Book podcasts and was interviewed in the television documentary Baseball from the Beginning in Tampa Bay: Breaking Barriers (2016). A graduate of California State University, Chico, Adam lives with his family in Gilroy, California.
During the 1961 Major League Baseball spring training season, Ralph M. Wimbish, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based African American physician, forced city leaders, hotel owners, and team officials to integrate its player housing and allow the entire team to live under one roof. Born on July 24, 1922, in Cordele, Georgia, Ralph Melvin … Read MoreRalph Melvin Wimbish (1922-1967)