Major League Baseball is honoring the Negro Leagues on the 100th anniversary of their inaugural season Sunday, with all major league players, managers, coaches and umpires wearing a special uniform patch, among other tributes.

The logo on the patch is a derivative of the official logo created by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The logo also will be featured on base jewels and lineup cards.

The Undefeated on the Negro Leagues:
First season’s brightest star honored | Martin Dihigo baseball’s best player?
Keep memory of Black baseball alive | Social justice and the Negro Leagues
Rube Foster big man behind success | Naming MVP award after Josh Gibson

The Negro National League, founded in 1920, was the first successful organized professional league that allowed Black and Hispanic players to showcase their abilities. The Negro Leagues operated for more than 40 years, becoming a catalyst for economic growth in African-American communities across the country and helping to spark social change.

Here’s a look around the league and on social media at baseball’s salute to the Negro Leagues:


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