If you’re a baseball fan within earshot, then you are probably close enough to make a Saturday drive to Kansas City to see a treasure you may have missed. At the historic corner of 18th and Vine sits the Negro League Baseball Museum. I visited Kansas City to take in a couple Royals games this past weekend, and some friends and I decided to take in the museum on Saturday afternoon before the game. Excellent choice. Before we knew it, we had spent several hours wandering through the museum’s exhibits. We were especially lucky that the Museum is currently featuring a special display on Jackie Robinson, a man who becomes more impressive the more you learn about him. The Negro League Baseball Museum isn’t heavy on artifacts. It’s more about history. The Museum tells the story of many of the men who were the best baseball players of their time, but weren’t permitted to play in the major leagues. I was fascinated reading and learining about a different time, and gazing at the photos of hall of fame players from a different era. And if you’re a baseball fan, you will be too.
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