Andrew “Rube” Foster organizes the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (Negro Leagues)  The first successful organized Negro League was established on February 13, 1920, at a YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. Andrew “Rube” Foster was the driving force behind the organization of this league and served as its president.    As a result of his leadership role in the early years of the leagues, Foster is known as “the father of black baseball.”

Andrew “Rube” Foster organizes the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (Negro Leagues) The first successful organized Negro League was established on February 13, 1920, at a YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. Andrew “Rube” Foster was the driving force behind the organization of this league and served as its president. As a result of his leadership role in the early years of the leagues, Foster is known as “the father of black baseball.”

Kansas City's Buck O'Neil listens to remarks during a press conference for the Negro League's Baseball Museum.

Kansas City's Buck O'Neil listens to remarks during a press conference for the Negro League's Baseball Museum.

negro league baseball | Negro League Baseball - True Champions / 1910 Punch John Henry Lloyd ...

negro league baseball | Negro League Baseball - True Champions / 1910 Punch John Henry Lloyd ...

negro league baseball | 1986 FRITSCH NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL STARS 18 RUBE FOSTER H632000024

negro league baseball | 1986 FRITSCH NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL STARS 18 RUBE FOSTER H632000024

Satchel Paige, Kansas City Monarchs & Josh Gibson, Homestead Grays.  Vintage Negro League Baseball photo.

Satchel Paige, Kansas City Monarchs & Josh Gibson, Homestead Grays. Vintage Negro League Baseball photo.

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