Monday, February 11, 2013

Negro National League Birthday

Thanks to Joe Posnanski and his post on Facebook today, I found out that the original Negro National League was founded on this day, February 11th, 1920.

The Paseo YMCA in Kansas City was the birthplace, led by Rube Foster, the former player and Chicago American Giants owner, known as the father of Negro Leagues.

Kansas City is also the home of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a place I hope to visit one day.

The Negro National League played baseball...great baseball, from 1920 until 1948, and some form of Negro Baseball, like the Negro American League, was played until the early 1960's.

Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, and Hank Aaron, all played in the Negro League's before they played their ways into the Major Leagues.

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