Celebrating Maryland's rich sports culture and history

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Shaping America's past time as we know it today.

On Saturday, Maryland honored it's rich sports culture and history by celebrating Negro Leagues Day.

A ceremonial event was held at the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro League Baseball and The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, with the goal of educating the community on the importance of such a day.

The players of the Negro Leagues were some of the greatest to ever grace a baseball diamond and paved the way for many of todays athletes.

In 2009, then Governor Martin O'Malley designated the second Saturday in May as Negro Leagues Day in Maryland. 



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