Tag: Negro Leagues



Obama honors Negro League players at White House

Former baseball player in the Negro League Minnie Minoso, stands behind the podium and jokingly gives a speech during his visit to the West Wing of the White House in Washington following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Minoso, who also played major leagues with the Chicago White Sox, is the only ball player to appear professionally in seven different decades. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday honored former baseball players in the Negro League, a haven for African-American players who for decades were prevented from competing with White players in professional baseball.