NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: Rube Foster
Foster, the son of a Methodist minister, found his personal salvation in baseball. While becoming one of the top pitchers of his era, Foster developed a keen mind for the business of baseball. His experience in the California Winter League, an integrated league of segregated teams, provided him a model for integrating Organized Professional Baseball (OPB). These hopes were thrice dashed as player shortages caused by the Federal League (1914-1915), World War I (1917-1918) and the Flu Pandemic (1918-1919) could not overcome racial animosity. Shunned by OPB, Foster formed the Negro National League on February 13, 1920 in keeping with Brooker T. Washington's philosophy of racial solidarity, accommodation and self-help. "We are the ship, all else the sea."
About Charity: Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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