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Negro Leagues museum in Kansas City tells long-ignored stories of great baseball players
Negro Leagues museum in Kansas City tells long-ignored stories of great baseball players

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you first step into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you gaze through chicken wire onto a makeshift baseball field that features 10 former Negro Leaguers among the first to be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. The museum’s president, Bob Kendrick, points out the statue of Buck O’Neil, which is on the near side of the wire peering out to the field and "managing" the team of Negro Leagues greats. O’Neil was one of the most beloved baseball men in Kansas City, one of this city’s last links to its proud baseball history. A former player and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs, O’Neil was the co-founder of the...

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