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Negro League Players Headed For Cooperstown
Monday, November 21, 2005
The idea that the players who were a part of the Negro League were exceptional athletes is nothing new, but next year thirty-nine players and officials will finally have a chance to be elected to the Hall of Fame. In 2006, a group of twelve researchers and historians will consider the careers of the thirty-nine players, who were chosen as finalists after a five year study. The study, which will be published some time next year, dug deep into the statistics and history of the Negro League and pre-Negro League (nine of the thirty-nine selected played pre-Negro League) and were able to determine the players that had the biggest influences on the Negro League and baseball as a whole.

Recognizing the achievements of these athletes and the ways that they influenced baseball in America is imperative. Why, though, did it take until 2001 for the Hall of Fame to begin their study? It is not as though they were not privy to information about the League. In 2000, the MLB gave the Hall a $250,000 grant to “jumpstart” their research, and while that is helpful, I cannot think of a reason why more could have been done - - and far earlier. I wonder if the players who will be honored would think of this as an achievement or too little, too late.
posted by Yankees Chick @ Monday, November 21, 2005  
  • At 10:44 AM, Blogger chuck said…

    TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE for Satchel Paige...thank YOU for remembering...

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