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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

Read the article, profile, and story, and view the photo essay that were produced as companion features for this news report.

About The Author

Lee Matz

Former Creative Director and Photojournalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal, Lee brings his years of international experience as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe. His list of awards include top honors from the Milwaukee Press Club. Lee proudly uses MCTS as the exclusive mode of transportation for covering all his news reports.

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