Cardinals give virtual 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - Some members of the St. Louis Cardinals joined current and past generations of baseball greats in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball's Negro Leagues. The celebration was moved online after a major league-wide tribute to baseball's Black pioneers scheduled for June 27 was shelved — along with the games — because of the coronavirus pandemic. At first, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick worried that his longstanding plan to honor the men and women who battled long odds for a game of their own would have to be postponed, at best. “In our game, there's nothing more honorable than tipping your cap,” Kendrick said. “And once

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