The Strong National Museum of Play

Photo courtesy of the Strong National Museum of Play

Some local advocates hit it out of the park over the weekend to celebrate an important anniversary in baseball and American history. 

The Strong Museum teamed up with “They Stepped Up to the Plate” to honor the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. 

The group showed off its collection of cards, autographs and stories from players who pushed through adversity to play the game they loved. 

“We see MLB players, now even, will go to the Negro League Museum in Kansas City and their experience, their takeaway was very sobering,” said Jeff Klein of They Stepped Up to the Plate.  “And then they know that people fought for them, to have that right to play. And we, we just wanted to share their stories.”

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