Negro Leagues Baseball Museum begins year-long celebration of league's 100th anniversary

AP News Staff
February 18, 2019 - 6:55 am

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The founding of baseball's Negro National League happened in February 1920 at a meeting in Kansas City of interested owners led by Andrew "Rube" Foster at the Paseo YMCA

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine Historic District has begun a year-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the league.

NLBM president Bob Kendrick says that starting the league "against the backdrop of American segregation, is monumental and richly deserves to be more than just a footnote in baseball history."

 

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