Dec 10, 2021 · A Virtual Exhibition Chronicling Baseball’s Integration Pioneers. We highlight the obstacles players of color faced, what they did to overcome the challenges of prejudice and social injustice in this country and how their talent, passion and perseverance changed Major League Baseball and America.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America.
Museum. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is located in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Postage stamp recognition. On July 17, 2010, the U.S. Postal Service issued a se-tenant pair of 44-cent U.S. commemorative postage stamps, to honor the all-black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to about 1960.
Apr 08, 2022 · The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its profound impact on the social ...
Mar 15, 2022 · The Negro Leagues introduced game-changing innovations such as shin guards and the batting helmet. In 1930, they were the first to pioneer “Night Baseball.” The Negro Leagues also helped make baseball a global sport by introducing professional baseball to Japan in 1927.
The 32 featured players below were selected after consultation with John Thorn, the Official Historian for MLB, and other Negro Leagues experts. More players will be added regularly as we seek to preserve and honor those who helped define the Negro Leagues, and its impact on the game.
The players below are some of the most notable of those who played Negro league baseball, beginning with the codification of baseball's color line barring African American players (about 1892), past the re-integration in 1946 of the sport, up until the Negro leagues finally expired about 1962. Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are noted with ...