2019

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Highlights & Overview

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) celebrates and honors the history of African American Baseball

The museum began at a small office in the Lincoln Building, Kansas City, MO. The late Don Motley served as a board member, then executive director in the early years.

The "Discover Greatness" traveling exhibition was created in 1993 as the museum's first official display. It was housed at the Lincoln Building and at Crown Center Kansas City.

The "Field of Legends" is the centerpiece of the museum.

Mock lobby of the "Street Hotel" which stood at 18th & Paseo. The hotel served black baseball players, musicians and other travelers in segregated Kansas City.

Beauty of the Game exhibition pays homage to the women athletes and owners of the Negro Leagues.

More than 300 baseballs autographed by former Negro Leagues baseball players donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum by Geddy Lee.

Walter "Buck" Leonard among the great players honored on the Field of Legends

James "Cool Papa" Bell among the Statues on the Field of Legends

Oscar Charleston sits in center field on the Field of Legends

LeRoy "Satchel" Paige is the pitcher on the Field of Legends

John "Buck" O'Neil manages the mythical all star team on the Field of Legends

Josh Gibson is catcher on the Field of Legends

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum overview
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For more information about exhibitions or membership to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, call, write, email or join us on the web or social media:

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Phone: 816-221-1920
email: nlbmuseum@gmail.com
web site: www.nlbm.com
facebook.com/negroleaguesbaseballmuseum
@nlbmprez on twitter

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