Negro Leagues Centennial patch, logo to be used across the country


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week marks a century since the Negro Leagues were created in Kansas City, Missouri.

Teams and organizations from across the country will be using a logo designed in Kansas City with and for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to commemorate the history which is so important to our country.

On Feb. 13, 1920, Negro Leagues baseball was born in Kansas City. The incredible Kansas City Monarchs were one of the original teams with stars such as Buck O’Neil and Satchel Paige.

“When I tell people they had one losing season in their almost 40-year existence in the Negro Leagues, I don’t even know if that registers!” said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

One hundred years later, Kendrick said he is getting requests to honor that history from around the United States through the Negro Leagues Centennial logo and patch.

“It’s been gratifying to see how many organizations, sports teams, that want to use the symbol as part of their centennial celebration, so we hope you’ll see this thing flashing everywhere.”

Global Prairie helped design the logo that has become the symbol of the centennial celebration.

“To see these other…

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