Honoring 100th anniversary of Negro Leagues

While it is not likely to be a season where many fans will be able to cheer on their favorite baseball teams from the stands, there are other opportunities to celebration the great history of baseball.

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues with a wonderful exhibit. The museum has limited hours at the moment and if you want to view the exhibits it’s best call the hall at its website athttps://www.mlb.com/reds/hall-of-fame   or by calling 866-800-1275.

Ronald Hawkins made the 2-1/2 hour trip from Bedford, Indiana, to the Hall and took  a few pictures:

But there is more to this story as we write in September 2021.

MLB acts to suspend Astros manager, g.m.

Kudos to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for the suspension of Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for their involvement in electronic sign stealing during the team’s 2017 World Series winning season.

Those weren’t the only penalty for the team and the manager and the g.m. The team was fined $5 million and lost its 2020 and 2021 first and second round draft choices.

The Astros fired Hinch and Luhnow.

Here’s a link to the MLB statement:

Click to access cglrhmlrwwbkacty27l7.pdf

Photos by Ronald Hawkins.