Today I’m tipping my hat to all the giants in the Negro Leagues, from Satchel Paige to Toni Stone and so many others. Their brave example, first set 100 years ago, changed America’s pastime for the better––opening it up for new generations of players and fans alike.
I am proud to join the #TipYourCap2020 campaign in honor of the centennial of the Negro Leagues and the talented men and women who played in them from 1920 through 1960. The Negro Leagues made baseball better and America better.
In honor of the 100th year anniversary of the Negro Leagues. Players like Satchel Paige, “Cool Papa” Bell, Josh Gibson, and of course Jackie Robinson were players that I idolized from the moment I put on a uniform. They were what superheroes looked like to me. Thank you #100years https://t.co/mWTEQSSSty
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues, I tip my hat to the civil rights leaders and players of the Negro Leagues for paving the way for athletes like myself. 🙏🏾 #TipYourCap2020
I’m tipping my Brooklyn Eagles cap to honor the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, the seven teams who played in NYC, and all the players who forever changed baseball in America.
Thank you to @NLBMPrez for keeping the memories of these great players alive.
We tip our caps to help honor the Negro Leagues in its centennial year! 🧢
"Those players changed this country. They’re still changing this country."
✍️ @JPosnanski (🔓) #TipYourCap2020
LONG TWEET...BUT WITH TODAY BEING "TIP YOUR HAT DAY" TO THE NEGRO LEAGUES (100th Anniversary), I WANTED TO EXPOUND...particularly for my non-Black friends out there who are now in search of information on the history of African-Americans. Take a look at the two attachments. https://t.co/7aKFCueRTG
First, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson...she was the first woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues and one of just three overall...and she had a record of 33-8 in her three seasons with the Indianapolis Clowns https://t.co/g8e6ncNMyf