On February 13, 1920, in Kansas City, Missouri, led by Rube Foster, the Negro National League was formed, and, for nearly 30 years, would produce some of the greatest players in baseball history.
Here in Michigan, we had the Detroit Stars, an original member of the Negro Leagues, with great players like Turkey Stearnes, Pepper Daniels, Andy Cooper, and Yellow Horse Morris.
⭐⭐ The Stars played in famed Hamtramck Stadium, one of only five Negro Leagues ballparks still in existence.
⚾ My favorite All-Time Negro Leagues players are:
Turkey Stearnes, Detroit Stars
Buck O'Neill, KC Monarchs
Buck Leonard, Homestead Grays
Satchel Paige, KC Monarchs
Josh Gibson, Pittsburgh Crawfords
There's so much history in the old Negro Leagues, and #1 on my Baseball Bucket- List is to travel to KC and visit the Negro Leagues Museum.
🤔 What's your favorite Negro Leagues team?
👉 Give me your five favorite Negro Leagues players.
Here's hoping y'all are having a terrific weekend.
Baseball season is almost upon us, with pitchers and catchers reporting this week.
Play BALL! ⚾