From Kirk Kenney at the San Diego Union-Tribune on July 9, 2016:
To most baseball fans, the Jackie Robinson story is about a beginning.
To Bob Kendrick, it also represents an ending.
“Breaking the color barrier brought the eventual demise of the Negro Leagues,” said Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He opened the door for those who followed. The Negro Leagues continued another 13 years before ceasing operation.
Kendrick spoke on Saturday morning at the San Diego Central Library as part of the Talking Baseball event presented by the San Diego Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
Read the full article here: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/09/talking-baseball-san-diego-library-negro-leagues/
Originally published: July 13, 2016. Last Updated: July 13, 2016.