The Negro Baseball Leagues: An American Legacy

 

Day: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 
7 p.m.
Where: 
Memorial Ballroom
Campus Location: 
Event Details: 

Byron Motley will share stories about his father, Bob, one of the only living umpires from the Negro Baseball League.

For more than 50 years, the Kansas City Monarchs, the Chicago American Giants, the St. Louis Stars, the Birmingham Black Barons, the Homestead Grays, and the Indianapolis Clowns were the Yankees, Cardinals, and Red Sox of black baseball in America.

For more than a decade beginning in the late 1940s, umpire Bob Motley called balls and strikes for many of their games, working alongside such legends as Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Willie Mays.

Free and open to the public.

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