05/14/2010 12:37 PM - On Friday, May 14, players from the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club took a tour of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO.
As members of the independent Northern League, the team made its way through the museum taking in the sights and sounds of the original independent league. Players were in awe of the exhibits on display at the museum and enjoyed learning about the stories of former Negro League greats such as Buck O’Neil, Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige and the numerous other people that influenced how our sport is played and viewed today.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has grown from its original one-room office in the early 1990s to a 10,000 square-foot space currently located at 18th and Vine in Kansas City. It holds numerous exhibits, photographs, videos and sculptures, and has welcomed several dignitaries since its inception. For more information, visit www.nlbm.com
The T-Bones begin their 2010 campaign next week with a season-opening series versus the RailCats in Gary, IN on Thursday, May 20. The home schedule kicks off on Friday, May 28 at 7:05 p.m. against the defending-champion Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Tickets for the 2010 season are on sale now at the T-Bones box office, by calling 913-328-5618, on the T-Bones website at www.tbonesbaseball.com , or by visiting your nearest CommunityAmerica Credit Union branch.