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Old 04-18-2013, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by cub killer View Post
I find this hard to comprehend. So you're saying that if the Negro Leagues proved to the world that they were equal or better than the NL/AL by beating them in the World Series, they would still not be as popular simply because they were black?

If society's mentality was that horrible back then, then I'm glad I didn't live it.
I don't want to start a ****storm but it is futile to judge a past era by today's standards, and there are a lot of bad misconceptions about what life was like back then. Of course I believe we have come a long way. Also, FWIW it was not uncommon to have a significant white presence at some Negro League games. Negro League teams and players also barnstormed all across small town and rural America and played to big enthusiastic crowds.
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