It is an important decision for African Americans, and especially for baseball fans: the “Negro leagues”, the name given to the teams where blacks played during the period of segregation, have just achieved the status of a major league. . A decision that allows players who have played in these championships reserved for blacks, to get the results integrated into the history of professional baseball.
With our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpet
” It’s a great Christmas present Ron Tesley replied. At 93 years old, this former African-American baseball champion will finally be able to see the names of the great players he met in his youth join the pantheon of American baseball champions.
Between 1887 and 1947, black players were not allowed to play in the main league, and the results of the champions of the seven Negro leagues, as they were called, were recorded in a ranking earlier today. parallel.
The integration of their achievements in the American professional league will disrupt the ranking of the best players in history. Two black players enter the top 10. ” We are fixing an old bug that should have been fixed a long time ago “, In the American League of Baseball.
This decision comes after one season marked by protest movements players against police brutality against blacks.
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