Negro Leagues

Ten Negro League players were part of Ponce’s first baseball championship in Puerto Rico

Eighty years ago today(March 8th, 1942), the Ponce Leones baseball team won their first Championship in the  Puerto Rican Professional League Baseball history. OTD team #Ponce won their first baseball championship in 1942. The season was divided in two rounds, the winners of each half would face each other for the championship, Ponce won both […]

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They made it to Cooperstown

The Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League was established in 1938.  Since then, 16 of the 37 (43%) Negro Leagues legends in the Hall of Fame, played in the Island. 1.      Roy Campanella (Caguas, Santurce and San Juan)-1969 2.      Satchel Paige (Guayama and Santurce)-1971 3.      Joshua Gibson (Santurce)-1972 4.      Buck Leonard (Mayagüez)-1972 5.      Monte Irvin (San

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Puerto Rico’s contribution to the Negro Leagues

A conversation with Jorge Colón Delgado—Official Historian, Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League, and long-time Negro Leagues researcher—sheds some light on why he developed a website titled negroleaguerspr.com focusing on more or less 217 Negro Leaguers who played professionally in Puerto Rico. “There is a lack of awareness of what these players accomplished in Puerto Rico,”

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