Special Event: The History of the Negro Baseball Leagues with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
|FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM||Buy Ticket|
“The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is about so much more than sports; it’s about life. And what these men endured and overcame—what they represent now—is something that is truly significant to our nation.”
—Premier Sports Management
Back by popular demand! When Bob Kendrick joined us for a pre-show talk during LTAC’s theatrical run of August Wilson’s Fences, he wowed the audience with his multimedia presentation about the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues—how players got their start, how they were treated in the league, and how they integrated into major league baseball. Bob returns with more stories of how the Negro Leagues changed the game of baseball, and America.
Related Exhibit: They Were All Stars, LTAC Lobby (FREE)
Developed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in conjunction with Kansas City’s hosting of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2012, this exhibit chronicles players from the Negro Leagues who became Major League All-Stars. From Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, until 1959 when the Boston Red Sox became the last team to integrate, 20 players from the Negro Leagues transitioned into the Majors and became All-Stars. Today, only three of that illustrious group of 20 are still alive: Hank Aaron (Indianapolis Clowns), Willie Mays (Birmingham Black Barons), and George Altman (Kansas City Monarchs). The exhibit showcases rare photos, biographical sketches, and other interesting factoids designed to give fans a greater understanding of the immediate impact that the Negro Leagues had on Major League Baseball.
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