One Game, Many Players, One GREAT Story.

Friday, April 13, 2007


We visited Mrs. Urban's 2nd grade class at Underwood Elementary today! We shared the history of Negro League Baseball by telling them stories and folklore of many former greats!

They saw vintage photographs of Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Cool Papa Bell and many other players, a replica Monarchs wool hat, and even had a chance to try on a vintage baseball glove!

They learned a little more about:

  • Why there was such a league as the Negro League.
  • Why Josh Gibson was called "The Black Babe Ruth"
  • How fast "Cool Papa" Bell was and how he got his nickname
  • What "clowning" was
  • How the Negro League changed todays game

We hope they enjoyed our visit as much as we did!

If Mrs. Urbans students have more questions about the Negro League please email them to:

Thanks again to the kids in 2U!!!!!!!!!

Search T.M.C. Museum