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September 18, 2005 2:01 AM

Negro National League founded

DATE OF EVENT: Friday, Feb. 13, 1920 DATE PUBLISHED: No story published at the time Editor’s note: The Negro National League was founded in Kansas City in 1920, adopting the same general structure as the minor and major leagues in white baseball at the time. During their peak years, the Negro leagues would have a network of 15 or more franchises, employing members of as many as 500 families and taking in $2 million annually during the boom years of World War II.

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