Negro League Baseball Fun Day Held In South Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A group of inner city baseball players gathered for what they hope is an annual event.

Six teams played in South Baltimore at what’s being called the 1st Annual Negro League Baseball Fun Day.

The idea is to encourage Baltimore kids to take up the game.

“Just to stay active,” said Tonya Thomas, B.A.L.L. Association. “[Baseball is] not a sport they think of. A lot of kids are ready to play basketball, throw football, but baseball is not something they think of.”

The group is also spearheading a drive to collect gently used baseball equipment to give to kids who can’t afford their own.

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