LEADING OFF: MLB honors 100th anniversary of Negro Leagues

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Posted at 11:52 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 02:53:00-04

Major League Baseball will honor the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues with all players, managers, coaches and umpires wearing a commemorative patch on their uniforms.

The special logo also will appear on bases and lineup cards. The celebration had been scheduled for June 27 but was postponed when the start of the season was delayed by the coronavirus.

The upcoming festivities stirred a memory for Marlins manager Don Mattingly, who said he was playing in the New York Yankees’ system at Single-A Greensboro in 1980 when he happened to meet pitching great Satchel Paige.