TRUE LIGHT NFTS
Welcome to our story about the Negro League, because The Negro League Matters
For over a decade black baseball players, were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues because of the systemic racism, of that time. So with the formation of the Negro league, the MLB became the 'All White baseball league. Negro League players were just as good or better than any MLB player. Negro League players did get to play against MLB teams in quote exhibition games called Barnstormers. There were 445 games recorded against MLB players from 1886 to 1948.
The Negro League won 269 lost 172. We are trying to shine a light on these fantastic players from the negro leagues because unfortunately there stories don't get told often. We need to question, the all time great players records. Who's really the home run king, or greatest picture of all time. We hope this will encourage you to research and learning more about their stories.
Tell stories seldom told about some of the greatest baseball players that ever lived. research and fight to correct stats that have been whitewashed or not counted for reason beyond their control
Women of the Negro League
There were 3 amazing women who played in the negro leagues on the 1950's:
Tonie Stone, Connie Morgan, and Mamie Johnson
Imagine not only facing brutal racism, they also had to face major gender bias, even from their own teammates. There was a professional women's league at the time, as depicted in Tom Hanks movie, "A league of their own." But black women were not allowed to play in the AAGPBL.
These women did bring many fans to the games, but did have their share of gender challenges. Men would yell out go home and fix your husband Biscuits. Their own teammates were said to have thrown a double play ball to inside the the runners spikes would come right at them on a double play.
They had to dress in the umpires room, and sleep in Brothels. But this didn't stop the amazing women, they put up big numbers that top pro men would love to have
Tonie Stone in 1953 betted .363, 4th in the league behind Ernie Banks
Connie Morgan first game with the men made an impossible stop, flipped to shortstop Bill Holder turning a lightning doubleplay-.300 batting average
Mamie "peanut" Johnson-got her nick name when the first male batter stepped up to the plate and said how can some as small as you even get the ball to the plate-she struck him out with 3 straight pitches to shut him up, but the name stuck-pitching record against the men 33-8
Sign Our Petition
The barnstorming games that Satchel Paige played against other Major League Players are not being considered in his overall statistics. Paige's stats are not as good as they should be, which means that he may statistically be just as good or close to Cy Young's stats, so we believe the Cy Young award should be shared and now called the Satchel-Young award to make things right.Sign Our Petition
TRUE LIGHT NFTS
REASON FOR OUR PETITION
In 2020 the MLB finally made the decision to count Negro league games' stats
That black players played 150 to 175 games per year.
The Negro leagues only played usually 40 to 50 games a year. Black players played most of their games in exhibition games called barnstormers against white MLB and white semi-pro teams, or in Latin America. These games are not counted towards their overall stats
The arguments to not count Barnstormers and Latin American league
They say we don't count winter ball or Latin league games now for MLB players todayThey say the stats data from those games are hard to find.
Counter to these arguments
Black players didn't have a choice at the time, any MLB team would have signed these top players and they would be MLB statsBarnstormer games had MLB players
He played till he was 59 years old, some years he didn't even play in the negro leagues because he was playing in barnstormers that paid more money
We believe if all of his professional career was counted he could be statistically one of the greatest pitchers of all time
We are fighting to get Satchel the recognition he deserves, but not take away the recognition of another great Cy Young, We propose they now share the pitcher of the year award and call the new award the Satchel-Young Award.
Negro league players had to go through so much horrific racism of their time, we believe this could be a great step to correct this wrong. Give African American kids someone that looks like them to look up to.
We are asking you to sign our petition to help us with this important fight