NOW:53209:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
36°
H 36° L 28°
Cloudy | 22MPH

Negro Leagues Baseball stamps unveiling at Miller Park Sunday June 27th, 2010

June 22, 2010

Event: Negro Leagues Baseball stamps unveiling

 

Who: Former Negro Leagues Baseball Player Dennis Biddle

USPS Great Lakes Area Vice President Jo Ann Feindt

Milwaukee Postmaster Charley Miller

 

What: The Milwaukee Post Office will be holding a special pre-game event highlighting the unveiling of the Negro Leagues Baseball stamps. The six-foot enlargement of the stamps will be unveiled on the field prior to the Milwaukee Brewers versus the Seattle Mariners game by former Negro Leagues Baseball Player, Dennis Biddle. The stamps will be placed on sale at Post Offices nationwide on July 15, 2010.

 

When: June 27, 2010

12:45 p.m.

 

Where: Miller Park

One Brewers Way

Milwaukee, WI 53214

Background: The Postal Service is proud to pay tribute to the all-black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to about 1960 and will commemorate this day with an unveiling of the Negro Leagues Baseball stamps. Drawing some of the most remarkable athletes ever to play the sport - including Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Henry (Hank) Aaron - the Negro leagues galvanized African-American communities across the country, and ultimately sparked the integration of American sports.

The two 44-cent postage stamps depict a baseball player sliding into home plate as Rube Foster, the founder of the Negro National League, looks on.

In 1920, Andrew “Rube” Foster, who began his baseball career as a pitcher, established the Negro National League, the first successful league of African-American teams. Nicknamed “Rube” after defeating major-league pitcher George Edward “Rube” Waddell in 1902, Foster is considered the “father” of Negro Leagues baseball.

 

The stamps will be available for purchase at Post Offices nationwide, or can be ordered online at www.usps.com/shop, on July 15.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» North Shore couple probed for collecting state aid 3/27

» Whitefish Bay School Board: Radio station would be better suited for community use 3/27

» DSW shoe store opens in Mequon 3/27

» Crews clear crash that closed right lane of NB I-43 at Brown Deer Road Updated:  3/27

» West Allis-West Milwaukee taps Shorewood superintendent for top spot 3/27

» Burglary suspects flee police in Brown Deer, crash car in Whitefish Bay 3/25

» Whitefish Bay hires John Edlebeck as public works director 3/25

» Glendale mayoral candidates will debate city issues tonight 3/24

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Diamond Stone the greatest ever? 3/24

» The Sprint Episode Three: WIAA state basketball tournament retrospective 3/23

» Whitefish Bay native finishes 46th in Iditarod 3/23

» New bus route running through Brown Deer 3/23

» Proud Brown Deer boys basketbal team claims second state title 3/21

» Brown Deer boys basketball team heads back to state title game 3/20

» Dominican overwhelms Regis in state semifinal 3/19

» Truck being hauled by military convoy strikes overpass in Mequon 3/18

» Atwater Park is getting new playground equipment this year 3/17

» Mequon police identify woman killed in grocery lot as driver's wife 3/17

» Mequon-Thiensville hires new bus company 3/17

» Pedestrian killed by elderly driver in Sendik's parking lot 3/16

» Woman, 85, killed by vehicle at Mequon Sendik's store 3/16

» Homestead High School reverses decision to restructure final exams 3/16

» The Sprint Episode Two: local teams look to defend state basketball titles this week 3/16

» Marshalls opens in Mequon on March 26 3/13

» Germantown boys outlast Homestead, 50-42, in sectional semifinal 3/13

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular