Jan 26, 2009

Negro Baseball League Museum To Open

(WBAL) - The Negro League's Baseball Museum of Maryland is hoping to open its doors to the public by Feb. 19.
Bert Simmons pitched for the Baltimore Elite Giants, one of the teams in the Negro Baseball League in the 1950s. He said it's a game he played since childhood.
"It was the only game in town when I grew up. It was a southern town that had no basketball, no soccer, so we played baseball," he told 11 News reporter Kim Dacey. Continued

Photo: Hubert "Bert" Simmons (in what looks like a Baltimore Elite Giants uniform?) courtesy of the Negro League Baseball Players Association.