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100th Anniversary Negro League

Former President Barack Obama joined a group of notable athletes and activists in tipping his cap to honor the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues. This was a well deserve honor for all those who endured racism during early days or the Negro League.

The tributes honored some of the Negro Leagues’ notable stars including Robinson, Satchel Paige, Byron Johnson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks. Robinson started his career with the Kansas City Monarchs and went on to break the color barrier in the major leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Not long after, with many of its best players gradually following Robinson’s path, the Negro Leagues ceased operations.

PureSportsNY: Vernon McKenzie

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