Finding A Diamond in the Rough at HBCU Baseball Showcase

Former Major League pitcher Marvin Freeman second from the left evaluating the talent on the field with coaches from the nation’s HBCUs. Photo: © 2019 Harold Michael Harvey

“Chip” Lawrence, National Cross-Checker for the San Diego Padres, hung up his baseball cleats 20 years ago after a career in minor league baseball and began scouting professionally. Like any red-blooded American baseball player, he knew he wanted to stay in the game beyond his playing days and help other youngsters find success in college and possibly a career in baseball.



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H. Michael Harvey

Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at