On Monday afternoon, July 9, Bud Selig, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, made a grand tour to the Museum of Negro League Baseball. The president and caretaker of the museum Bob Kendrick delivered pearl of wisdom and rare nuggets to the commissioner.
The tour started with a speech about the statues of 11 legends of the Negro League. The figures include legends like catcher Josh Gibson, pitcher Leroy Paige, left fielder James Bell, center fielder Oscar Charleston, and other famous players.
The statue of the manager Buck O’Neil was also included among the figures. After finishing his grand career as a player, O’Neil also played the roles of manager, coach, and ambassador. He was the founder of this museum. He died on 2006.
Kendrick also disclosed some inside stories of the players that entertained Selig very much. Selig appeared spellbound after seeing the collection of newspaper clips and artifacts. After the impressive and amazing tour, he thanked Kendrick for his honest commitment.