Negro Leagues Museum Display to be Featured at Hoglund Ballpark

May 6, 2010


An exhibit from the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City will be displayed this weekend at Hoglund Ballpark during the Kansas-Missouri Border Showdown series. Fans can view the exhibit at the ballpark free of charge.

The display is being used to promote the Negro Leagues Museum, which is located in downtown Kansas City, Mo. It is one of three traveling exhibits and features the likeness of several Negro League greats who played during the league’s hey day in the early part of the 20th century.

“This is an important part of not only baseball history, but the history of our great country,” Kansas head coach Ritch Price said. “I’m proud of the fact that we can honor these great players and teams of the Negro Leagues this weekend. Hopefully we get a great turnout for the games and fans can enjoy the exhibit as well.”

The Negro League exhibit will be located on the concourse at Hoglund Ballpark behind the bleachers on the first base side of the field. One of the players featured prominently in the display is former Kansas City Monarch Buck O’Neil.

O’Neil led the effort to establish the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City in 1990, and served as its honorary chairperson until his death in 2006.

The Jayhawks and Tigers will meet in a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark. Saturday’s game will feature a 6 p.m. first pitch, with Sunday’s finale scheduled for 1 p.m.