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Negro League Baseball Museum Opens

A new and expanded Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has opened in Kansas City, featuring legends and milestones of the historically segregated ball teams. Its centerpiece is the Field of Dreams, where life-sized bronze statues of ten Hall of Famers stand around a scaled-down baseball diamond.

The museum pays tribute to great players who are unknown to baseball fans, because they spent their entire careers segregated from the major leagues. They played for teams like the Brooklyn Brown Dodgers and the Birmingham Black Barons. The museum has chosen not to feature statues of former Negro Leaguers like Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, who are amply deified at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Sept. 2019: Photo added.

[11/02/1997]
Address:
1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO
Directions:
I-70 exit 3A. Drive south five blocks, turn left onto 18th St., and drive two blocks. On the left.
Phone:
816-221-1920
RA Rates:
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