One of the most important aspects of Major League Baseball history is the Negro Leagues.
Unfortunately, just a century ago, African-Americans were not allowed to play in Major League Baseball.
And so, the Negro Leagues were founded so that Black players could play the game of baseball.
A man who was instrumental in the creation of the Negro Leagues and the inclusion of Black players was Kansas City’s own Buck O’Neil.
In fact, Kansas City is where the Negro Leagues Museum is, and so, a local T-shirt brand called Charlie Hustle is sending a new collection of Negro League shirts to the museum.
MLB writer Jeff Passan took a selfie of him wearing a new Kansas City Monarchs T-shirt.
There are few more vital monuments to baseball than the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. And the fact that @CharlieHustleCo is sending proceeds from a new collection of Negro Leagues T-shirts to @NLBMuseumKC is a wonderful bit of KC symbiosis. Get 'em here: https://t.co/47Zp5DwISx pic.twitter.com/YNTELI0TUx
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 3, 2023
The Negro Leagues are a very important part of MLB history, and it is vital that we remember this and understand what they stood for.
It’s also important that the Negro Leagues are now recognized as part of Major League Baseball’s history.
The museum in Kansas City is full of great exhibits and monuments that commemorate the history of baseball and some of the greatest players to ever play the game.
Some players that played in the Negro Leagues did not end up playing in the Major Leagues during their time in the game.
That means that some of the greatest players who ever played never got a chance to show the rest of the baseball world what they were capable of.
But remembering these great players and what they mean to the game and its history as still as important as ever.NEXT: Scott Rolen's Son Had The Perfect Reaction To HOF Election