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East-West All-Star Game
The Negro League's Best Of The Best
Only 27 Negro League players had the honor of being elected to an East-West All-Star Game squad 5 or more times during the heyday of this annual classic. Who were they? More...
Negro League History 101
Negro League History 101
Need an introduction to the Negro Baseball Leagues? For those who are just discovering the story of the Negro League baseball we have prepared a primer on this fascinating part of American sports and cultural history. More...


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Question: When did the Negro Leagues come to an end?

Answer:

The Negro National League disbanded after the 1949 season. Although the Negro American League continued to operate throughout the 1950s, the quality of play in that league diminished steadily as black baseball's best talent was siphoned off by the major and minor leagues.

While it is true that the Negro American League fielded teams throughout the 1950s, most baseball hsitorians mark the end of Negro League baseball at 1950 or 1951, reasoning that the league did not offer true major league quality baseball after that time.


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