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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

  • 1616 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (map | website ) 888-221-6526

    Part of the Museums on 18th & Vine complex, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) recreates the look, sounds and feel of the game's storied past. Video presentations and memorabilia in the 10,000 square-foot multimedia exhibit chronicle the history and heroes of the leagues from their origin after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. The federal government recently designated the museum America's National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    As the centerpiece of the NLBM, the Coors Field of Legends features 10 life-sized bronze sculptures of Negro Leagues greats positioned on a mock baseball diamond as if they were playing a game.

    A documentary film narrated by actor James Earl Jones tells the story of the leagues with vintage film footage.

    The Hall of Fame Lockers pay tribute to the Negro Leaguers who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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