Whirty: Negro Leagues Museum is thriving again

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on June 21, 2015:

You remember a few years ago when the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City was consumed in both controversy and red ink thanks largely to the mismanagement of a prior administration, which inexplicably tried to shift the institution’s focus away from its founder and spiritual heart and soul, Buck O’Neil?

Well, those days are in the past, according to current NLBM President Bob Kendrick, who tells this blogger that after an aggressive blitz of fundraising, some serious financial belt-tightening and a general righting of the ship, things appear to have turned around for the once-besieged institution.

Such progress is especially significant now given that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the NLBM. While Kendrick stresses that museum administrators and supports are fighting a never-ending battle to keep the facility in the black, things are almost assuredly looking up, with the launching of several new initiatives, displays and promotions in the offing in the very near future.

Read the full article here: https://homeplatedontmove.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/nlbm-thriving-again-and-looking-to-the-future/

Originally published: June 22, 2015. Last Updated: June 22, 2015.