Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Preserving the history of African American Baseball from the professional Negro Leagues (1860-1960) Founded in 1990, The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is designated by the U.S.

Congress as "America's Home" to Negro Leagues baseball history. It is the only institution soley dedicated to preserving the history of African American Baseball.

Congress as "America's Home" to Negro Leagues baseball history. It is the only institution soley dedicated to preserving the history of African American Baseball.

Operating as usual

09/27/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Leon Day

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Leon Day stands among the most versatile athletes in the Negro Leagues" - Angel McGee, Kansas City Royals Community Partnerships + Events Manager.

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09/26/2021
Negro Leagues 101 -Ulysses Franklin Grant

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Ulysses Franklin Grant was a standout second baseman for black and white teams in the Northeast in the late 1800s" - Second baseman and Outfielder for the Kansas City Royals Whit Merrifield.

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09/24/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - North-South All-Star Game

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"In September 1939, a crowd of 2,500 gathered at Pelican Stadium in New Orleans for the Negro Leagues’ first North-South All-Star Game" - Tre' Morgan

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09/23/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Jackie Robinson

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Jackie Robinson’s debut in Brooklyn and the integration of MLB led to the decline of the Negro Leagues in the late 1940s" - Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins.

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In May, Missouri Governor, Mike Parson was joined by State Senator, Barbara Washington, State Representative, Mark Sharp...
09/23/2021

In May, Missouri Governor, Mike Parson was joined by State Senator, Barbara Washington, State Representative, Mark Sharp and NLBM President, Bob Kendrick, at Kauffman Stadium to sign SB 189, which creates a special Missouri license plate commemorating the NLBM. It gives motorists the option of donating $10 to the museum, making them eligible to apply for the specialty license plate. The plate itself requires another $15 charge on top of the regular license plate registration fee. The law went into effect on August 28th.

The NLBM can begin collecting the 200 applications for Missouri Personalized and Special License Plate, Form 1716, along with the $15 specialty plate fee and Emblem Use Authorization Statement (EUAS), for the one-time $10 donation to the NLBM for each 200 applications submitted.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum License Plates Instructions are listed below:

1.Complete an application using the 1716 form link above through the Department of Revenue. Be sure to mark “other'' and hand write that you are applying for the NLBM Plate.

2. Make a $10 donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. You may donate by sending a check, money order or cashier’s check to the Museum. If donating on-line, please click the donation box and select from the drop-down box “NLBM License Plate” option. You should receive a receipt confirmation as a result of your online donation. A receipt will be sent out to those who make donations by mail.

3. Write a $15 check to the Department of Revenue to cover the regular cost of your license plate renewal.

4. Send the paper application, the $15 payment, and the $10 museum donation (or receipt if you paid online) to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1616. East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the application, please call Representative Mark Sharp at this office at 573-751-9469.

https://nlbm.com/senate-bill-189-creates-a-special-license-plate-for-the-negro-leagues-baseball-museum/

In May, Missouri Governor, Mike Parson was joined by State Senator, Barbara Washington, State Representative, Mark Sharp and NLBM President, Bob Kendrick, at Kauffman Stadium to sign SB 189, which creates a special Missouri license plate commemorating the NLBM. It gives motorists the option of donating $10 to the museum, making them eligible to apply for the specialty license plate. The plate itself requires another $15 charge on top of the regular license plate registration fee. The law went into effect on August 28th.

The NLBM can begin collecting the 200 applications for Missouri Personalized and Special License Plate, Form 1716, along with the $15 specialty plate fee and Emblem Use Authorization Statement (EUAS), for the one-time $10 donation to the NLBM for each 200 applications submitted.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum License Plates Instructions are listed below:

1.Complete an application using the 1716 form link above through the Department of Revenue. Be sure to mark “other'' and hand write that you are applying for the NLBM Plate.

2. Make a $10 donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. You may donate by sending a check, money order or cashier’s check to the Museum. If donating on-line, please click the donation box and select from the drop-down box “NLBM License Plate” option. You should receive a receipt confirmation as a result of your online donation. A receipt will be sent out to those who make donations by mail.

3. Write a $15 check to the Department of Revenue to cover the regular cost of your license plate renewal.

4. Send the paper application, the $15 payment, and the $10 museum donation (or receipt if you paid online) to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1616. East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the application, please call Representative Mark Sharp at this office at 573-751-9469.

https://nlbm.com/senate-bill-189-creates-a-special-license-plate-for-the-negro-leagues-baseball-museum/

Photos from Royals Charities's post
09/22/2021

Photos from Royals Charities's post

Tune in!
09/22/2021

Tune in!

Tune in LIVE at 1:00 p.m. on the Olathe Wahlburgers page to see who's going to take home the title of Best Burger! 🍔 Our celebrity judges include Chef Paul Wahlberg; Kiona Sinks, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Slacker, 101 The Fox (KCFX); and Angela Waltz, Hy-Vee. The top three burgers up for contention are the Fajita Burger, Gyro Burger and Street Corn Burger. Which burger do you think is going to win?

09/22/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Statistics

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"While official Negro Leagues statistics are incomplete and difficult to pinpoint, HOF pitcher Satchel Paige carried a notebook" - Sarah Langs, Journalist and Reporter for MLB.

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09/21/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Connie Morgan

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Connie Morgan, a Philadelphia native, was the third woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues" - Jean Afterman,
New York Yankees Senior VP & Assistant General Manager.

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09/21/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - The Cuban Giants

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The Cuban Giants, the first African-American professional baseball team, established in the mid-1880s in Babylon, New York" - Alanna Rizzo , Host & Reporter on MLB Network.

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Reign Reborn.Your 2021 American Association Champions, Kansas City Monarchs!
09/21/2021

Reign Reborn.

Your 2021 American Association Champions, Kansas City Monarchs!

Reign Reborn.

Your 2021 American Association Champions, Kansas City Monarchs!

09/21/2021
Photos from The Players Alliance's post
09/21/2021

Photos from The Players Alliance's post

09/19/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Norman Thomas Stearnes

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Legend has it that Norman Thomas Stearnes received the nickname “Turkey’’ at an early age because of his unorthodox running style" - Nate Taylor, The Athletic Kansas City Chiefs
Writer.

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09/18/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - George “Mule” Suttles

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"George “Mule” Suttles was born in the coal mining town of Edgewater, Alabama in 1901" - Joel Goldberg Kansas City Royals TV Announcer.

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09/17/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Buck O'Neil

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"When Buck O’Neil passed away in 2006, he was celebrated as one of baseball's great ambassadors and most beloved figures" - NLBM Community Engagement + Digital Strategy Manager Kiona Sinks.

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09/16/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe earned the nickname “Double Duty’’ from sportswriter Damon Runyon" - Sports Writer, Joe Posnanski.

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09/15/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Roberto Clemente

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Many Negro League players barnstormed in my native Puerto Rico" - Roberto Clemente Jr / @RClementejr21, Roberto Clemente Son, Broadcaster for the New York Yankees.

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09/15/2021

Today and every September 15th going forward, we will celebrate the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente. #ClementeDay

09/14/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Cannonball' Dick Redding

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"'Cannonball' Dick Redding got his nickname because he threw his fastball with enough force to knock over catchers"- Former Pitcher Dwight Doc Gooden.

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09/14/2021

MONARCHS WIN!! 💪🏼🔥

Grab your brooms and pop the bottles because that’s a sweep against the Explorers! WE’RE HEADED TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND OF THE American Association of Professional Baseball FINALS!

The Championship series is best of 5 starting on the road Friday/Saturday and ending in Kansas City Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.

Tickets are on sale now! We’ll #SeeYouAtTheBallpark!

09/13/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Johnny Wright

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"In 1946, Homestead Grays star pitcher Johnny Wright signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization" - Outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays Joshua Palacios.

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09/12/2021

MONARCHS WIN! 💪🏼🔥

Heading to Sioux City for game 3 of the Divisional Championship on Monday.

Get your tix for our Watch Party in our Legends Club! $10 tickets include all you can eat pizza!

09/11/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - The New York Black Yankees

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The New York Black Yankees were a Negro Leagues team that played in New York City, Paterson, N.J., and Rochester, N.Y., from 1936 to 1948" - Former New York Yankees Bernie Williams

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09/11/2021

MONARCHS WIN!! 💪🏼🔥

Game one is in the books. Game two tomorrow with post-game fireworks! Happy hour 5-6pm includes $2 beers/dogs, $5 margs, live music and more!

Tickets on sale now! We’ll #SeeYouAtTheBallpark!

Kansas City Chiefs Game Day Ready. 🏈🚩
09/10/2021

Kansas City Chiefs Game Day Ready. 🏈🚩

Kansas City Chiefs Game Day Ready. 🏈🚩

09/10/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - The Pittsburgh Courier

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American weekly newspaper" - Former Outfielder and First Baseman Al Oliver.

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The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum welcomed the Texas Rangers Youth Academy last week! President Bob Kendrick had a great...
09/10/2021

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum welcomed the Texas Rangers Youth Academy last week!

President Bob Kendrick had a great time touring, and sharing life-lessons of the Negro Leagues with kids from the Rangers Youth Academy.

Thanks to the Texas Rangers for organizing, and Comerica Bank, former Royals Player, Ian Kennedy and his wife Allison, for supporting the trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum!

⚾📸: Jerry Lockett

09/09/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Andy Cooper

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Andy Cooper was a resourceful and winning pitcher over 20 seasons with the Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs and Chicago American Giants" - Jon Morosi, MLB Network Broadcaster.

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09/08/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Hilton Smith

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Hilton Smith was often overshadowed by his more charismatic teammate, Satchel Paige" - Josh Rawitch, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President.

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09/06/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Nashville Tennessee

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Negro Leagues Baseball has a rich tradition in Nashville Tennessee" - Second Baseman and Outfielder for the Oakland Athletics, Tony Kemp.

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09/05/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Oscar Charleston

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

" The Great Oscar Charleston" - Bob Costas.

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09/05/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - William "Judy" Johnson

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"William "Judy" Johnson" - Gene Clines, Former MLB Player. Gene was apart of the first ever all-minority starting lineup in AL/NL history for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1971.

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Address

1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO
64108

General information

The museum is a privately funded, non-profit organization supported by individual members, select sponsors, donations, and merchandise licensing. Views expressed on this page are not neccesarily those of the NLBM, Inc. or its representatives. NLBM welcomes all comments presented respectfully and without vulgarity. NLBM reserves the right to block or censor content it deems inappropriate. Please refrain from posting advertisements to this page.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+18162211920

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The NLBM offers officially licensed Negro Leagues merchandise at the Extra Inning Museum Store in Kansas City. Licensees also offer products to vendors worldwide.

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Hall of Famer Norman Thomas "Turkey" Stearnes 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #87 in the Series Negro Leagues All-Time Home Run Champ
Negro League All-Star John William "Johnny" Hayes 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #86 in the Series The catcher behind Newark's "Million Dollar Infield"
Heavenly Happy Birthday to Stanley Glenn 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #85 in the Series Negro Leaguer, author, speaker.
Happy Birthday in Heaven to Sam Bankhead 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #84 in the Series One of the Homestead Grays' Murderers Row.
Remembering Ulysses "Buster" Brown 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #83 in the Series Killed with teammate in 1942 Labor Day crash, traveling between games. R.I.P.
Hey. Can you guys give a shout-out to this new, temp exhibit that opened here in Abe Lincoln's hometown? It is actually just down the drive from where he's buried. It's in Springfield, Illinois. Three hours drive from Chicago & Indy, 90 minutes from StL.
Happy Birthday in Heaven to Ray Dandridge 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #82 in the Series One of the All-Time Greats at 3rd Base
My Great Uncle, Harold Tinker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Tinker
Pic of 2 of the greats was from a Fiterman Sports autograph show that took place yesterday in Pasadena, Tx. Gotta live Doc's shirt. (Seen this pic online)
This pic of 2 of the greats was from a Fiterman Sports show that took place today in Pasadena, Tx. Gotta live Doc's shirt. (Seen this pic online)
Heavenly Happy Birthday to Luis Tiant Sr. 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #81 in the Series Latin and Negro League star, 1947 Colored World Series Champion
Happy Birthday in Heaven to Claro Duany 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #80 in the Series Latin and Negro League star, hit .375 in 1947 Colored World Series