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The Offseason: 12/17/2020

Where MLB rights a wrong

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Yesterday, MLB finally did the right thing and acknowledge that the Negro Leagues, just in time for the centennial celebration of their founding, are actually considered a major league and elevated them to that status. It’s a long, long overdue recognition, one that will suddenly allow many living participants to be able to say that they were a major leaguer, even if MLB denied them that chance previously. It also allows children, grandchildren and great-children to be able to call their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers “major leaguers”, something they should be proud of.

It’s about time.

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