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Negro Leagues commemorative stamps will be unveiled

Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 2:38 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Postage stamps commemorating the Negro Leagues will be unveiled during a ceremony next week at a Kansas City museum dedicated to telling the baseball players' stories.

The Negro Leagues are a remnant of the nation's segregated past. They were made up of more than 30 teams that played in the decades before baseball was integrated.

Terry McCafffrey of the U.S. Postal Service told The Springfield News-Leader that 80 million of the stamps are being published, more than double the quantity of most other commemorative editions.

A ceremony is planned for July 15 at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine District. Several baseball greats are expected to attend, including Monte Irvin and Minnie Minoso. Relatives of stars such as Satchel Paige also will be there.


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