The History of Negro Leagues Baseball

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Date(s) - 02/21/2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maplewood Public Library


Come hear about the exciting days of America’s past and America’s pastime. Listen to the experiences of the Negro League Baseball players and how men of color organized a league of their own. Find out the answers to some of these questions:

-why were leagues formed?

-who were some of the independent teams and pioneers of the game from 1867-1919?

-what role and other contributions did the city of St. Louis play?

-how many players are in the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame?

-what two things did Negro League Baseball accomplish that Major League Baseball still has not?

Join us as we welcome our guest speaker, Roger Webb, Negro League researcher and son of the late Normal “Tweed” Webb. Tweed Webb was a nationally recognized, leading authority on Negro League baseball. Roger will share the answers to these questions and many other interesting names, places, and events that were all an integral part of the history of the Negro Leagues Baseball.

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