Brewers host annual Negro Leagues tribute game

July 29, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, the Milwaukee Brewers honored decades of baseball history at their annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Aurora Health Care, as they played the Chicago White Sox. To celebrate the day, Brewers Buddies welcomed the Beckum-Stapleton Little League and its director, former Negro Leagues player James Beckum, as guests for the game.

Former Negro Leagues player Dennis Biddle alongside Alice’s Garden Executive Director Venice Williams, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Attendees to the game also received a replica snapback Milwaukee Bears’ hat. Pictured at the tribute game are (from left) James Beckum (St. Louis Stars catcher); Dennis Biddle (Chicago American Giants pitcher); Nathan “Sonny” Weston (Chicago American Giants outfielder); M.C. Johnson (Kansas City Monarchs pitcher); and Don Woods (Kansas City Monarchs outfielder).