The Negro Leagues turn 100 this year. While many of the players never reached Major League notoriety, several people are working to shine a light on their legacy.
Larry Potash shares the stories of unheralded Negro Leagues stars who paved the way for legends like Jackie Robinson, and one man’s mission to bring a long-forgotten stadium that hosted many Black Baseball legends in Detroit back to life.
A century later, the legacy of the Negro Leagues lives on. This is the backstory.