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Negro Leagues are elevated to major league status. What does it mean for baseball?


From 1920 to 1948, Black baseball players barred from the Major Leagues could only play in what were called Negro Leagues. As a result many of their accomplishments have been forgotten. But on Wednesday, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball was elevating seven Negro Leagues to Major League status. John Yang spoke to ESPN’s Howard Bryant to discuss.

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