Negro League Ballparks
From 1920 to 1951, the Negro Leagues provided opportunities for black and latino baseball players to play professionally, an opportunity denied them by Major League Baseball's segregationist policies until 1947, the year Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby took the field for the Dodgers and Indians, respectively. Some of the greatest players in the history of the game showcased their skills in ballparks across America, both large and small. The ballparks listed on this page are just a small sample of the places where their indomitable spirit to compete thrived, despite the heavy hand of oppression, ignorance and racism that sought to keep them down.
For much more scholarly information about the Negro Leagues, please use the link to visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum website, or the museum itself in Kansas City, Missouri.