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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City 64108 Driving directions
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The history of African-American baseball-from post-Civil War origins to Jackie Robinson's admission to the major leagues in the late 1940s-is recounted in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Designed around a baseball diamond with real-game sound effects, it features bronzes of such famous players as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, "Cool Papa" Bell and Buck O'Neil, who chairs the museum today. Videos, artifacts and souvenirs recall a fascinating era in American sports history.

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