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Royals, Orioles Will Pay Tribute to Negro Leagues

Kansas City Royals LogoBaltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles will don Negro Leagues uniforms on May 18 at Kauffman Stadium.  The Royals will be wearing Kansas City Monarchs jerseys and the Baltimore Orioles will be sporting those of the Baltimore Black Sox.  Read more here.

Kansas City Royals Facebook Photo Negro Leagues Jerseys May 18

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Celebrating Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansIn the sunshine of a blustery spring morning in Paterson (NJ), Hinchliffe Stadium came back to life on Wednesday as several hundred people flocked to the historic ballpark to pay homage to its legacy and paint its walls.  Read more and watch video here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)

Digital Ballparks LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit historic Rickwood Field, former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern Association/ League), Birmingham Black Barons (Negro Leagues), and current home of the annual Rickwood ClassicRead more and view huge photo gallery hereVisit the Friends of Rickwood website here.

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Legislation Introduced in Congress to Add Hinchliffe Stadium to National Park

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansU.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jeffrey Chiesa (R-NJ) and U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) on Wednesday introduced the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act, legislation that would make Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.  Read more here.

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Whitecaps Salute to the Negro Leagues

PRESS RELEASE – The Whitecaps will welcome six former Negro League players and the former owner of the Detroit Stars to West Michigan on Wednesday, July 20, as we salute the African-American players who grew up playing America’s game, but were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues.  The former players will be on hand to throw out a first pitch and sign autographs for fans in attendance! Continue reading

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RiverDogs Tip Caps to Negro League Baseball (Yesterday)

PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the Charleston RiverDogs will get a glimpse of history when the club concludes Larry Doby Heritage Weekend on Sunday, June 12. The RiverDogs and Greenville Drive will step back in time as they don the throwback jerseys of the Newark Eagles and Homestand Grays, two historic Negro Leagues franchises. Continue reading

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Two Negro Leagues Legends to Attend ‘Grand Slammer’

PRESS RELEASE – The man they call “Lefty” once played under Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe. The man Buck O’Neil nicknamed “Baby” once challenged the great Satchel Paige in a showdown people still talk about. Continue reading

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