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Little League Museum Hosting Negro Leagues Museum Exhibit

LeRoy "Satchel" Paige

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 7, 2006) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is hosting “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., through Sept. 5, 2006.

It is the first time this recently-updated exhibit will be on display in the Commonwealth and is the only Pennsylvania location. Discover Greatness features nearly 90 framed photographs showcasing the history of African-American Baseball from the late 1800s through the 1960s.

The exhibit is divided into six sections: Pre-1900: The Beginnings of Black Baseball; 1901-1919: The Great Independents; 1920-1931: A League of Their Own; 1932-1946: Heyday; 1947: The Color Line Falls. The exhibit also includes tributes to National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, video on the Negro League museum, pennants and posters.

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is located on Route 15 in South Williamsport, and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Rates are $5 for adults (ages 14 through 61); $3 for seniors (62 and older); $1.50 for youth (ages 5 through 13); and free for children 4 and younger. To contact the Little League Museum call: 570-326-3607.

For more information about the Negro League Museum exhibit log on to: www.nlbm.com. Little League’s website is: www.littleleague.org.

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