Kansas City Star: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum deftly dusts itself off from pandemic knockdown pitch
For all the plans punctured in what was to be a year-long national celebration of the founding of the Negro Leagues in Kansas City 100 years ago, infinite optimist Bob Kendrick still dared to imagine one majestic development could transcend it all. …
… Then there was this: On Saturday at the museum, with Kendrick joined by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) in person and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) via video, they announced the fruition of a project a year in the making: the “Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.”
With the design still to be determined and a fund-raising initiative ahead, the coin likely won’t be minted until 2022. But if the possibilities are fully realized, Kendrick said, it could mean up to $12 million for the museum. That could cement growth and long-term sustainability.
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By Vahe Gregorian
September 27, 2020