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Photo Essay: The Negro League Experience

The Negro League Experience took place immediately after the Milwaukee Brewers honored Negro Baseball League players during a special Tribute Game at the Miller Park Stadium on June 25.

These images are highlights from the exhibit, discussion panel, and meet-and-greet session with the payers, who shared their sports memories and experiences with fans at the fundraising event.

“So I decided in 1996 to coin the phrase, that there were two major leagues. One white. One black. And unequal.” – James Cobbins

“Buck O’Neal and Satchel Page were just like fathers to me. They took me under their arms, I was only 17 years old.” – William McCrary

“Back in those days I just never thought about the Major League. I just loved playing baseball.” – Roosevelt Jackson

About The Author

Lee Matz

A Milwaukee native, Lee worked internationally for years as an award-winning foreign correspondent and photojournalist based in Asia. He was also the first war correspondent from Wisconsin to report from Ukraine in 2022. Lee proudly uses MCTS as the exclusive mode of transportation for covering all his local news reports.