Watch CBS News


MLB to honor Willie Mays, Negro Leagues

Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants will pay homage to Willie Mays and baseball's Negro Leagues Thursday night with a game at Alabama's Rickwood Field, the oldest ballpark in America still in use and the former home of the Negro League Birmingham Black Barons. Mays, an Alabama native, played for the Black Barons in 1948. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has more on the significance of the game, coincidentally being played just a few days after Mays' death.

Show More
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.