Milwaukee Brewers honor the ground breaking players of the Negro Leagues

July 23, 2015

Fans receive autographs from Gilbert Hernandez Black and James Beckum, who were honored for their contributions to Negro League Baseball by the Milwaukee Brewers during a tailgate reception and special pre-game ceremony at Miller Park before the start of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 18. As part of the tribute, Brewers players wore Milwaukee Bears uniforms. The Pirates also participated in the tribute by wearing uniforms from the “Pittsburgh Crawfords.” The Brewers defeated the Pirates 8-5.