BLC GENERAL MANAGER
The Legends of the Negro Leagues (LNL) project has been more than a decade in the making and has become what it is today with the support and direction of many people for whom I am most grateful. As nothing more than an idea back in the summer of '98, Baseball in Living Color captured the interest of many Negro Leagues Baseball veterans and most importantly, obtained their commitment to join a growing roster of participants. (visit our Supporting Cast to read more).
Much of the information offered throughout this presentation has been derived from personal interviews and additional correspondence with the men we refer to as our NLB Living Legends and their loving families. I am awed by their participation in the historical Negro Leagues and truly grateful for their willingness to recall precious memories and personal experiences to support the integrity of our program. Thank you - each and every one - I promise to treasure our combined effort and keep your legacy alive forever.
Many fine books have been written regarding the Negro Leagues. It was a privilege to have met Mr. John Holway author of "The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues: The Other Half of Baseball History." Thank you for your many years of dedicated service and for graciously allowing us to use your book as a co-cornerstone in our presentation.
We extend a special thanks to Mr. Jed Clauss of Amereon House, publisher of "The Negro Baseball Leagues - A Photographic History" as well. Each time I read through this book it is more enjoyable than the time before. We are grateful for your allowing us to use your book as another cornerstone in our presentation.
I am sure there are people that I have forgotten to mention. Know that each of you is truly appreciated.
I could have never imagined the impact that this program would have on my life. Each and every step of the way has given me a greater appreciation for the men that we represent. I hope that all fans of the Negro Leagues enjoy this unique presentation and memorabilia collection as much as I did creating it.