Fall sports season is here

Fall sports season is underway! The Seahawks (football) kick off their season on Sept 12, the Mariners (baseball) are making a run for the playoffs, with the OL Reign (women’s soccer) likely headed to playoffs and the Sounders (men’s soccer) making a last push for a playoff spot. If all the excitement has you wanting more, delve into one of these books on the history, personalities, and art of sports.

The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier by Keyshawn Johnson and Bob Glauber
A year before Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color barrier in baseball, UCLA running back Kenny Washington signed with the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, breaking the color barrier in professional football. The Forgotten First chronicles the life of Washington and the other three first Black players in the NFL in 1946 (two at the LA Rams, two at the Cleveland Browns), their accomplishments, the racism they faced, and the paths they paved for the players who came after them. Continue reading “Fall sports season is here”

Got Seahawks Playoff Fever? We’ve got the Cure!

Well, we made the playoffs, and your library couldn’t be more excited! If you’re looking for a place to watch the game, we’ll be showing the NFC Wild Card Round this Sunday, January 10 at our Central Library’s Microsoft Auditorium. The game starts at 10:05; enter at the 4th Avenue entrance anytime after 9:45 a.m. (No tickets are required).

Hawks Crowd

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A Football Championship from the Archives

South School Football Team, 1895-1896, (spl_shp_22725)
South School Football Team, 1895-1896

~posted by Jade

Still got football on your mind? While perusing our Special Collections Online after Sunday’s game, I came across these photographs of the South School Football Champions of 1895-1896. Needless to say, they piqued my curiosity and I decided to do a little digging. What was the South School and how did its team become the football champions nearly 100 years ago?

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