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Frequestly Asked Questions Index

Every day we receive dozens of emails from students, educators and just plain baseball fans seeking answers to basic Negro League related questions. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions, put them together with their respective answers, and made them available below.

This FAQ list is an ongoing project. From time to time we will be adding new question/answer combinations as a review of our email from readers warrants.

  1. Was there more than one Negro League?
  2. When was the first Negro League organized?
  3. Who was the first African-American player to play with a major league team?
  4. Did Negro League teams ever play against major league teams?
  5. Why did the Negro Leagues disappear?
  6. When did the Negro Leagues come to an end?
  7. When was the first Negro World Series played?
  8. Was there more than one Negro National League?
  9. Were there any successful Negro League teams based in the South?
  10. Did Josh Gibson really hit 84 homeruns in a single season?
  11. Did Hank Aaron really play in the Negro Leagues?
  12. How old was Satchel Paige when he was called to the major leagues?
  13. Were there any white players in the Negro Leagues?
  14. Which major league stars began their careers in the Negro Leagues?
  15. Is there a separate Hall of Fame for Negro League players?
  16. How many Negro League players are in the Hall of Fame?
  17. Were Negro League teams really as good as major league teams?
  18. Which team was the best Negro League team ever?

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