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Friday, February 14, 2020

MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 million donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,

“It commemorates baseball history, and it’s a tribute to African-American entrepreneurship in the culture that existed at the time,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

The privately financed museum was founded in 1990 and moved into its current facility in 1994. The Negro National League, the first Negro major league, was founded by eight entrepreneurs at the Paseo YMCA in the eastern part of Kansas City.

Part of the donation will be used to help renovate the YMCA building that will house the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center. The museum had spent more than $100,000 on the renovation when the building was damaged in 2018.

 

 

QLE Posted: February 14, 2020 at 01:05 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: charity, mlb, mlbpa, negro league baseball museum

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   1. RoyalFlush Posted: February 14, 2020 at 10:42 AM (#5924404)
I'm always conflicted when Manfred does something I love, but good for them. I hope MLB keeps supporting the museum.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 14, 2020 at 02:14 PM (#5924446)
Fantastic news
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: February 14, 2020 at 02:32 PM (#5924453)
MLB absolutely owes this money. It's less a donation than a partial repayment of a debt.

am thinking of the Yogi-ism "I'd like to thank everyone for making this day necessary" - but here I don't feel like thanking anyone involved.
   4. Zach Posted: February 14, 2020 at 08:08 PM (#5924541)
Good for them. I believe the NLBM operates pretty hand to mouth, so I have to think that the money will go to good use.
   5. bbmck Posted: February 14, 2020 at 11:35 PM (#5924554)
Link if you also want to donate $1 for every $10k of your 2019 revenue.
   6. bachslunch Posted: February 15, 2020 at 09:13 AM (#5924573)
That’s great! It’s a really good museum, too, well worth visiting.

The fact that it’s located only a few blocks from Arthur Bryant’s BBQ is a plus.

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