Negro League Baseball History
As the expanding popularity of baseball in the United States led to the formation of amateur clubs in the second half of the 20th century, African Americans were among those joining the action. Records exist of an abbreviated game between two black teams as far back as 1855, and by the end of the decade there were several African American clubs in
the New York area.
Though Rube Foster was known as the Father of Black Baseball and having one of the most if not the most brilliant baseball minds in the history of baseball, he struggled with mental health issues during the latter part of his life.
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Rube and William Foster wanted to improve the lives of African-Americans through the sport of baseball. The Fosters’ Legacy Foundation will work in underserved communities to increase the popularity of the sport of baseball
Lets Play Ball
Rube and William Foster not only wanted to improve the lives of African-Americans playing the sport of baseball but also wanted to improve the lives of the African-Americans in the communities where the Negro League baseball teams played.
Business thru Baseball
Rube was not just great at playing the sport of baseball but he was equally great and brilliant at running and managing the business of baseball. The Fosters’ Legacy Foundation is committed to creating programs targeted at creating entrepreneurs...
Proceeds go to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Proceeds go to the Fosters Legacy Foundation