MLB to honor Negro Leagues centennial with patches Sunday

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Former Negro League Baseball Player Jake Sanders is honored prior to the start of the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers on April 25, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 4-1. Photo credit Leon Halip/Getty Images

All major league players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear a patch on Sunday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. The logo on the patch will be a derivative of the official logo created by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. The logo also will be featured on base jewels and lineup cards. Many MLB clubs have also planned ballpark and digital activities throughout the season, including Negro Leagues tribute games with throwback uniforms, educational panels and documentary film screenings, and auctions to support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum or related organizations.