Monday, April 1, 2013
The Negro League baseball history fact for today
Crossing paths with ballplayers while staying at the same Negro hotels and patronizing the same Negro eating establishments because of segregation, many African-American entertainers became fans of Negro League baseball. One such fan, dancer and actor Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, went even further to become a Negro League baseball team co-owner. Robinson along with James “Soldier Boy” Semler owned the New York Black Yankees who entered the Negro National League (NNL) in 1936.