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Negro Leagues celebrating 100th anniversary

The Negro Leagues received the kind of recognition they deserve Sunday. All Major League clubs celebrated the centennial of the founding of the Negro National League -- the first structured Negro League that lasted for an extended period -- with all players, managers, coaches and umpires wearing a Negro Leagues 100th anniversary logo patch on their uniforms during Sunday's games. The logo, a derivative of the official logo created by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, also was featured on base jewels and lineup cards.



The festivities, originally slated for June 27 but postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighted what has become a summer-long celebration of the league and its players, 100 years after the league’s founding. Bob Kendrick, who is the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, believes the big celebration would not have happened without Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, who made a joint donation of $1 million to the museum in February.....


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