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Obama honors Negro League players

Updated: August 5, 2013, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is honoring former baseball players in the Negro League, a haven for African-American players who for decades were prevented from competing with white players in professional baseball.

The White House says Obama invited about a dozen players to the White House on Monday to mark their contributions to American history, civil rights and athletics. The players competed for teams like the Philadelphia Stars, New York Black Yankees, Indianapolis Clowns and ...

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