Select Page

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

Former Creative Director and Photojournalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal, Lee brings his years of international experience as an award-winning foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe. Lee proudly uses MCTS as the exclusive mode of transportation for covering all his news reports.