MLB reclassified Negro League as major league

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So, does this mean we can potentially get negro league players in the next year or two?

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Wait what ? Why ?

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I hope so. That would be too dope.

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About time , Negro league players were far better than their white counterparts. MLB was minor leagues compared to Negro league if you thought about it.

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Could this mean that we would get their cards as extra content this year, or will they save it for next year?

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@jz2016cubs said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

Could this mean that we would get their cards as extra content this year, or will they save it for next year?

I would assume next year because since the classification change just happened, I would assume that SDS doesn't have the rights to any of those players and they would probably not waste their time or money getting those player's rights for a game that is this late in the game's cycle.

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Oscar Charleston would be a pretty fantastic card. Gibson might immediately be the best catcher. Paige would probably drive people crazy online. Rogan, Bell, Dandridge, and so many more.

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Wish history was different:(. We missed some great stories due to ignorance.

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@Rocketfish5151 said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

Oscar Charleston would be a pretty fantastic card. Gibson might immediately be the best catcher. Paige would probably drive people crazy online. Rogan, Bell, Dandridge, and so many more.

It would be so nice if they got Josh Gibson. The Babe Ruth of the Negro Leagues and he played catcher which is a position that lacks at times.

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@bayareaj1991 said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

@jz2016cubs said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

Could this mean that we would get their cards as extra content this year, or will they save it for next year?

I would assume next year because since the classification change just happened, I would assume that SDS doesn't have the rights to any of those players and they would probably not waste their time or money getting those player's rights for a game that is this late in the game's cycle.

True.

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Can you imagine all the epic World Series games if there was no segregation? I r sad now. 😞

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@bayareaj1991 said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

I would assume next year because since the classification change just happened, I would assume that SDS doesn't have the rights to any of those players and they would probably not waste their time or money getting those player's rights for a game that is this late in the game's cycle.

That ignores them making BLM a major talking point since June. Were that truly the case, they would have started the process back then.

Must-Haves:
Satchel
Gibson
Cool Papa Bell
Buck O'Neil

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Willie Mays true rookie year ( black barons I believe )

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@SaveFarris said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

@bayareaj1991 said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

I would assume next year because since the classification change just happened, I would assume that SDS doesn't have the rights to any of those players and they would probably not waste their time or money getting those player's rights for a game that is this late in the game's cycle.

That ignores them making BLM a major talking point since June. Were that truly the case, they would have started the process back then.

Must-Haves:
Satchel
Gibson
Cool Papa Bell
Buck O'Neil

Oh okay got you. I didn't know this has been talked about for a while so maybe they have been working on rights and will drop them now that the change has been made.

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@CalisGW said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

About time , Negro league players were far better than their white counterparts. MLB was minor leagues compared to Negro league if you thought about it.

It really intrigues me to think about some of these things. Would Babe Ruth be the player he is if the league he played in incorporated blacks?

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@Ikasnu said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

@CalisGW said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

About time , Negro league players were far better than their white counterparts. MLB was minor leagues compared to Negro league if you thought about it.

It really intrigues me to think about some of these things. Would Babe Ruth be the player he is if the league he played in incorporated blacks?

It comes down to Quantity vs Quality. Negro Leagues had the top tier talent. White league ( MLB ) had the depth due to population size and ability to fund multiple minor league teams.

So to the point of Babe Ruth ... I would imagine he would still be a great player but not seen in the same light due to less accomplishments ( due to overall increased pitching talent ) and negro players doing as well as he did , perhaps even better.

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I hope it will, all for diversity in any way, shape or form and I'd love to use some of this big names from the Negro Leagues. Side note, it's well overdue they're recognized as major leaguers too.

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Dumb question. But were there MLB players of Hispanic descent in MLB before Jackie?

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@Ikasnu said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

@CalisGW said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

About time , Negro league players were far better than their white counterparts. MLB was minor leagues compared to Negro league if you thought about it.

It really intrigues me to think about some of these things. Would Babe Ruth be the player he is if the league he played in incorporated blacks?

Ruth barnstormed all the time and played with and against Negro league players, to the ire of certain commissioners.

Many of his Negro league contemporaries said he was the best they had ever seen.

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@sbevans142 said in MLB reclassified Negro League as major league:

Dumb question. But were there MLB players of Hispanic descent in MLB before Jackie?

Rafael Almeida
Armando Marsans
1911

MLB owners of the era didn't care so much about heritage as they did about skin color. So the Carlos Correas and Jose Altuves of the world would have had few if any issues while Acuna & Vlad wouldn't have been so lucky.