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  1. Cleveland greets reopening of historic League Park

    An important piece of Cleveland history will be celebrated Saturday with the reopening of historic League Park, once home to the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro Leagues.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  2. Mets to wear Negro Leagues uniforms

    Adam Rubin

    Courtesy of New York MetsBrooklyn Royal Giants uniform PITTSBURGH -- The Mets will wear uniforms from the Brooklyn Royal Giants on Saturday at PNC Park as the Pirates salute the Negro Leagues. The Royal Giants played as an independent from 1905...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  3. Pregame notes: Jeter shares K.C. memories

    Douglas Tucker | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    KANSAS CITY -- Visiting Kauffman Stadium for the final time as a player, Derek Jeter recalled the time a slightly stooped but always smiling old man walked up and said hello. Negro Leagues legend Buck O'Neil was full of compliments for the rookie ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  4. Dallas Negro Leagues pitcher Blair dies

    Calvin Watkins

    William Blair Jr., a former Negro Leagues pitcher who founded a popular Dallas African-American weekly newspaper called the Elite News, died Sunday according to his son. Blair was 92. "He was constantly coming up with ways to celebrate people a...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. A veteran baseball writer comes clean with his own confessions

    Jim Caple

    Lance Armstrong did it. Why not Jim Caple? Our writer finally comes clean with his baseball confessions. Only, instead of telling Oprah, he's telling you!

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  6. Negro League players worthy of ESPN Hall of 100

    Jim Caple

    ESPN's Hall of 100 should include Oscar Charleston, Satchel Paige and other greats from the Negro Leagues.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  7. Negro Leagues had life after Jackie

    Stephanie Liscio

    It's a common narrative that once major teams started to integrate their rosters in 1947, it was the beginning of the end for Negro League baseball. While this obviously did not do much to help the Negro Leagues, there is a bit more to the story. ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  8. Ozzie takes up cause for Negro Leagues Museum

    Doug Padilla

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The biggest spokesperson the Negro Leagues Museum might have doesn't take a dime from the organization. Ozzie Guillen made his annual visit to the museum on Saturday and the history there still continues to amaze the Chicago Wh...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  9. Curtis Granderson's comments on the lack of African-Americans in ...

    Rob Parker

    Curtis Granderson's comments about the lack of African-Americans rings true.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  10. Ozzie wants MLB to make museum visit mandatory

    Doug Padilla

    DETROIT -- It might have been a Negro Leagues Tribute Game at Comerica Park on Saturday, but for manager Ozzie Guillen, it's a Negro Leagues road trip. Next up for the White Sox after Detroit is a visit to Kansas City, home to the Negro Leagues Mu...

    Blog | July 16, 2011
  11. Ex-Negro Leaguer Emilio 'Millito' Navarro dies at 105: 'He gave h...

    Emilio "Millito" Navarro, believed to be the oldest living professional baseball player, died Saturday in his Caribbean homeland of Puerto Rico. He was 105.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2011
  12. Bob Kendrick introduced as Negro Leagues Museum president

    The former marketing director of the landmark Negro Leagues Baseball Museum received a standing ovation from a crowd that included former Negro and major leaguers when he was introduced Thursday as the new president of the now-struggling institution.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  13. Report: Bob Kendrick returning as president of Negro Leagues Muse...

    Bob Kendrick, who helped make the Negro Leagues Museum a landmark, is returning as president of the now-struggling institution, The Associated Press has learned.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  14. Negro Leagues James 'Red' Moore still living dream

    Adena Andrews

    While Albert Pujols is waiting for a fair contract of $250 million or more, Negro Leagues baseball legend James "Red" Moore remembers playing for $500 a month. "My salary is his eating money," Moore said recently from his home in Scotts Crossing in ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2011
  15. Negro Leagues first baseman James 'Red' Moore still living the dr...

    Adena Andrews

    Sports legends are often celebrated once they are gone, but Negro Leagues legend James "Red" Moore, 94, is basking in the glow of his legacy while he can still feel the warmth of the bright lights.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  16. Negro Leagues project marks history

    Greg Garber

    Since 2004, the Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project has found the final resting places of players like "Big Bill" Gatewood and "Steel Arm" Taylor and honoring their memories by installing headstones. Read the entire story....

    Blog | February 20, 2011