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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announces its Legacy Awards

Royals general manager Dayton Moore (left) and manager Ned Yost each won Legacy Awards handed out by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore (left) and manager Ned Yost each won Legacy Awards handed out by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper headlined the legacy award winners announced Wednesday by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Donaldson won the Oscar Charleston Award as the American League MVP, and Harper as the National League MVP.

Established by the museum in 2000, the Legacy Awards annually honor the best major-league players, managers and executives. The awards are named for Negro Leagues legends. Among the other winners:

▪ The Royals’ Ned Yost won the Charles Isham “C. I.” Taylor Award as the AL manager of the year. The Cubs’ Joe Maddon won the NL award.

▪ Royals general manager Dayton Moore won the Rube Foster AL Executive of the Year Award. Pittsburgh GM Neal Huntington is the NL winner.

▪ Outfielder Lorenzo Cain won the Kansas City Monarchs award as the Royals’ player of the year.

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