Blunt “Tips His Cap” to Honor 100th Anniversary of Negro League Baseball

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt released a video Monday for the “Tip Your Cap” campaign honoring the 100th anniversary of the negro leagues.

The campaign is bringing together former Presidents, elected officials, sports icons, and fans across the nation to raise awareness of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.

The Negro Leagues were created in 1920 in Kansas City after years of teams barnstorming around the country. The birth of the Negro League led to other regional leagues for African American players.

Blunt earlier this year led the Senate passage of the Negro Leagues Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to mark the centennial. All funds from the coin after the Treasury recoups costs will be given to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

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