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.
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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

08/30/2021

MONARCHS WIN!! 💪🏼🔥

Thank you fans for joining us during the regular season! We hope to #SeeYouAtTheBallpark for the Playoffs!!

08/30/2021

Doctor Day is almost here! On Monday, medical professionals will be at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, from 7 a.m., to 2 p.m., to give FREE health screenings and more! FREE COVID vaccines will also be available. No appointment is necessary so bring the entire family! #wellness #Healthequity

08/30/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - The city of Montreal

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The city of Montreal, where I got my big league start" - Cliff Floyd / , President of Cliff Floyd Foundation, TV Host on MLB Network.

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08/29/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Toni Stone

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Toni Stone, a all around athlete" - Lonnie Murray, CEO SMP (Sports Management Partners), MLBPA Certified Player Agent.

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Photos from Kansas City Monarchs's post
08/27/2021

Photos from Kansas City Monarchs's post

08/26/2021

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The 1905 Philly Giants are largely forgotten but they were a major" - Mo'ne Davis

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08/26/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - The Jacksonville Red Caps

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The Jacksonville Red Caps was a Negro League team" - Lorenzo Cain, Center Fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers.

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08/25/2021

Join us this Saturday as we tip our caps to our final Negro Leagues Throwback Game featuring the 1945 KC Monarchs vs the 1937 Homestead Grays. Happy Hour from 5-6pm includes $2 beers/dogs and $5 margs plus post-game fireworks!!

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

08/24/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Ben Taylor

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Ben Taylor followed his older brothers" - Former MLB Player, LaTroy Hawkins.

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08/23/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Black baseball In Louisiana

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Black baseball began to thrive in Louisiana, not long after the Civil War" - 2xOlympic Softball Pitcher & Gold Medalist, Jennie Finch

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08/23/2021
Negro Leagues 101 -José de la Caridad Méndez

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Known as the Black Diamond, Jośe Méndez, leading the Kansas City Monarchs as player manager for the 1924 team" - Jeff Reboulet, Former MLB Infielder.

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08/22/2021
Negro Leagues 101 -Jud Wilson

"101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"He earned the nickname Boojum" - Former MLB Center Fielder Marquis Grissom.

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08/20/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Lloyd Pepper Bassett

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Lloyd Pepper Bassett made his name in Negro League baseball as the “Rocking-Chair Catcher.” - Rickie Darnell Weeks Jr. Former MLB Second Baseman.

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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas”The ...
08/20/2021
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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas”

The exhibition will be on display starting tomorrow August 21 - November 14 at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in partnership with the Kansas City Museum. This is free to the public and open to all!

The history and culture of Latinos and their impact on American culture through the lens of baseball will be on view in the (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service new bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibition. Over a dozen panels explore the game and, through the virtual world of QR codes, can take you to Smithsonian collection pieces belonging to the great Roberto Clemente and many others.

In addition to the “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas” exhibition, the Kansas City Museum will display artifacts of regional baseball and fastpitch softball teams, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will share some of its collection of Afro-Latino players and teams.

¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of American History. This exhibition received generous support from the Cordoba Corporation and Linda Alvarado, and federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Celebrate African-American Baseball history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO. NLBM - Privately funded, non-profit org.

08/19/2021
History Hits the Road - Episode 6

Buck O’Neil left a legacy that lives on with his seat at #TheK

Today is the last day to enter to "Take Mike's Toyota"

Let's ride with President Bob Kendrick to meet Mike Matheny at The K to chat about Buck.

Benefiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Sponsored by the Kansas City Area Toyota Dealers. Rules and restrictions apply; see Official Rules for details. #TogetherRoyal

Visit: www.mlb.com/royals/fans/take-mikes-toyota

08/19/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - First Night Game

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"In May of 1930.. The Negro Leagues first night game featured the Kansas City Monarchs" - Reggie Waller Former Player, Manager, Scout and Baseball Executive.

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08/17/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Josh Gibson

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Throughout all of professional baseball" - Del Matthews

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On behalf of our entire All Star Team, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, we thank all our sponsors for supporting th...
08/17/2021

On behalf of our entire All Star Team, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, we thank all our sponsors for supporting the 2021 Buck O'Neil Annual Golf Classic!

We look forward to seeing our supporters near, and far teeing it up in memory of Buck today! ⚾️⛳️

On behalf of our entire All Star Team, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, we thank all our sponsors for supporting the 2021 Buck O'Neil Annual Golf Classic!

We look forward to seeing our supporters near, and far teeing it up in memory of Buck today! ⚾️⛳️

08/16/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - The Royals Giants

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"The Royals Giants were an exhibition team lead by Biz Mackey" - Ryan Howard "The Big Piece" Former MLB First Baseman.

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08/15/2021
"The Past, Present, and Future of the Black Catcher": with Texas Rangers C Ian Moller

"I would get a text from a coach that'd be like 'You know I didn't think you were THAT intelligent, just by looking at you.'"

Ian Moller, Texas Rangers Draft Pick, on battling stereotypes, and bringing the Black catcher back to pro baseball, on an all-new Black Diamonds with President, Bob Kendrick.

Listen Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-black-catcher/id1561015600?i=1000531769954

08/15/2021
Negro Leagues 101 -"Candy Jim" Taylor

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"After spending time as a manager and player from 1920 to 1942, Candy Jim" Taylor" - Jerry Manuel, "The Sage" Former MLB Team Manager

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08/15/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Cristobal Torriente

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Cristobal Torriente considered one the greatest players ever to come out of Cuba" - Former First Baseman and currently with
MLB Network, Yonder Alonso


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08/13/2021
Negro Leagues 10 1- Neale Bobo Henderson

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

" Neale Bobo Henderson" - Tony Reagins , Former Executive in Major League Baseball.

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08/12/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Frank Grant

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

" Frank Grant was born August 1st 1865" - Tye Waller Former Major League Baseball Third Baseman.

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08/11/2021

Get kids engaged in a fun activity this fall! Huddle up for a fun season of skill-building and teamwork with youth sports at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Registration is currently open for youth flag football, soccer, and Bitty sports ages 3-5. Learn more at KansasCityYMCA.org/sports.

08/11/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Black Battery

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

" On July 16th, 1887" - Tom Gregorio, Former Major League Baseball Player.

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08/10/2021
Negro Leagues 101 -Ray Dandridge

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Raymond Emmitt Dandridge was one of the greatest of all time" - Former Major League Baseball Player, Jerry Royster

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On this day 50 years ago, Leroy Satchel Paige was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.Tonight the Kansas Ci...
08/09/2021

On this day 50 years ago, Leroy Satchel Paige was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tonight the Kansas City Royals will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with a pre-game ceremony, following tomorrow's plaque displayed at the NLBM.

On this day 50 years ago, Leroy Satchel Paige was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tonight the Kansas City Royals will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with a pre-game ceremony, following tomorrow's plaque displayed at the NLBM.

08/09/2021
Satchel Paige - National Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction Anniversary

Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who pitched for the Kansas City Monarchs, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on this date fifty years ago, August 9, 1971.

President Bob Kendrick, tell us why a day of celebrating Satchel Paige in Kansas City is special.

📽️: Pro Athlete ⚾️

08/08/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Ernie Banks A.K.A Mr. Cub

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"Ernie Banks also known as Mr. Cubs. Playing for the Kansas City Monarchs was my whole life" -Former MLB Outfielder, Curtis Granderson , Founder of the Grand Kids Foundation.

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08/07/2021
Negro Leagues 101 - Ban of New Contracts

101 facts about the history of the Negro Leagues.

"In 1887" - Former Second Baseman in Major League Baseball, Junior Spivey.

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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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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
Happy 101st Birthday in Heaven to Jim "Lefty" LaMarque 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #79 in the Series Negro League All-Star and World Series pitcher
Happy Heavenly Birthday to Clinton "Casey" Jones 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #78 in the Series Negro League All-Star and MVP
Happy Heavenly Birthday to Eugene Bremer 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #77 in the Series Negro League All-Star and World Series Champion
Happy Heavenly Birthday to Henry "Hank" Miller 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #76 in the Series Philadelphia Stars pitcher and Negro League All-Star
Thomas Lee "Pea Eye" Butts 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #75 in the Series Four-time East-West Negro League All-Star
Euthumn "Eudie" Napier 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #74 in the Series Josh Gibson's successor behind the plate. FREE CARD
Happy Heavenly Birthday to Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #73 in the Series Greatest pitcher of them all.
Tune in tonight for a discussion with Kiona Sinks, new community engagement manager for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Sinks will talk about the museum and her role there. She will also show the growing interest among women in all aspects of the national pastime.
Verdell "Lefty" Mathis 1947 Bond Bread Extended Virtual #72 in the Series Under heralded, clutch All-Star pitcher