Thursday, June 29, 2017

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Gets $1 Million Grant From MLB-- Part 1

Just a few days ago the Chicago Cubs played the Pittsburgh Pirates and both teams were wearing strange uniforms.  We were sitting at Sunnyside Tap in Johnsburg and trying to figure out where the uniforms came from and then it seemed to me that the uniforms worn by the Pirates had the name of an old Negro League team on it.

A guy looked it up on his "Idge"phone and found out both teams were wearing old Negro League jerseys.

From the June 22, 2017, Chicago Tribune "Museum gets boost with $1M grant"  AP.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded nearly 30 years ago in a one-room office and set out to preserve an important yet quickly fading era of America's pastime.

Its mission has evolved over the years to where it is not only the caretaker for the past but a bridge to the future.  The Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center and a $19 million urban youth academy is in development to attract more kids to the game.


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