In this week in 1920s baseball, we look at the formation of the Negro National League (NNL). The great Rube Foster met with all the major players in black baseball on February 13, 1920 in Kansas City. By the end of the meeting the Negro Leagues were born… Well, history isn’t ever quite that simple, is it? BAPL podsmen Matt and Josh dive in to share what they have learned about this important event in baseball history, the unique figure that was Rube Foster, and to give you the full scoop on the 1920 NNL season. They also discuss if/how it’s possible to steal another man’s nickname and ponder whether or not we’ve learned anything from the baseball scandals one hundred years ago.
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