Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is restricted to 25% capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, so museum president Bob Kendrick will see 300 visitors, at most, on any given day.

“I’m just happy to get some life back in the place after shutting down for three months,” Kendrick said. “It was disheartening. One of the darkest periods in museum history.”

The coronavirus has forced many to experience the same things Kendrick has at the Kansas City site. He sees more visitors from Missouri and Kansas, as opposed to fans checking in from Arizona, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and even Alaska during safer times.

On Sunday, all baseball fans will get a taste of the museum.

Major League Baseball will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. Every player, coach and umpire will wear a commemorative patch to mark the occasion, and every team will honor the Negro Leagues through game day presentation, social media and radio and television presentations.

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