This Day in Black History: Feb. 13, 1920

First African-American baseball league organized.

Posted: 02/13/2012 07:00 AM EST

Andrew "Rube" Foster, who is hailed as the “Father of Black Baseball” organizes the first baseball league for African-Americans, the Negro National League in Kansas City, Missouri.  The NNL operated successfully until 1931.


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