Major League Baseball will compensate 29 former Negro League baseball players for money they could have made if they had been allowed to play. The compensation will be for players who had trouble getting into the big leagues after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. To qualify for the pension, players had to play at least four seasons in the Negro Leagues between 1947 and 1957. They can receiver either $833 a month for the next four years or $375 a month for life. The Negro Leagues were formed in Kansas City in 1920 and the Negro League’s Baseball Museum is also located in Kansas City.
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