The Negro National League became an official entity 101 years ago tomorrow (Feb. 13). For the past 26 years, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has commemorated the efforts of the men and women who brought baseball to an underserved segment of our society. Giving Black players a chance to play the game they loved, when Major League Baseball prohibited them just because of the color of their skin, created one of the largest minority-owned businesses of the era. An ambassador for the Negro Leagues, and baseball in general, NLBM President Bob Kendrick has hosted former presidents and dignitaries from around the world at the Museum over the past 10 years. He joins “Sports Connections” to talk about the recent, long-overdue news that Major League Baseball would recognize Negro Leagues stats as official.

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