Black History Month continued on ‘In And Out Of Sports’, hosted by D.C. talk show legend Butch McAdams.
In the first hour, Edwin Henderson II, Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson’s grandson, discussed his grandfather’s enormous impact on the game of basketball. Dr. Henderson learned the game in 1904 at Harvard University and then introduced the game in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Henderson is the Godfather of D.C. basketball.
The great legacy of basketball in the DMV, which has produced some of the game’s greatest players, Elgin Baylor, Dave Bing, Adrian Dantley, and Kevin Durant, to name a few, gets its genesis from Dr. Henderson.
In the second hour, Doug Foster, the great-nephew of baseball Hall of Famer, Rube Foster, stopped by to chat about Rube’s legacy as a player, manager, and administrator in the Negro Leagues during the 1900s.
Rube is not the only Foster family member in the Hall of Fame. Bill Foster, a magnificent pitcher during the ’20s and ’30s, was inducted in 1996. ‘In and Out Of Sports’ is sponsored by the Horton Funeral service. Click to hear the interview.