Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – March 6, 2013

Just as African-American players were banned from Major League baseball prior to 1947 because of racism, so were players from Latin America.  There were a few light skinned Cubans that played, but they faced racial discrimination and racial insults.   Faced with the same racism as African-Americans, Latin American ballplayers found a home in Negro league baseball.  The Cuban Stars, operating out of Cincinnati, were one of the initial teams in the first major Negro professional baseball league formed; the Negro National League (1920).  The New York Cubans, made up of a mixture of African-American and Latin American players, were in the revised Negro National League that was formed in 1936 and won the Negro League World Series championship in 1947.

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