Rob Manfred, MLB announce elevation of Negro Leagues to ‘Major League’ status

By Erin Walsh | Last updated 12/16/20

The Negro Leagues that ran from 1920-48 have officially been elevated to “major league” status by Major League Baseball.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the news on Wednesday via the league’s communications department. Manfred described the move as “correcting a longtime oversight in the game’s history.”

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