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Royals, MLB salute Negro Leagues

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Current and former Royals on Friday helped honor the players of the Negro Leagues.

A tribute was held Friday at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.

The players said more attention needs to be brought to the accomplishments of the Negro Leagues players who laid the groundwork for today's stars.

The Royals and Washington Nationals will wear throwback uniforms on Saturday. The Royals will wear the uniforms of the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs while the Nationals will wear the Washington Homestead Grays. This will be a rematch of the 1942 Negro Leagues World Series.

"The more knowledge about the game, the more you appreciate it," said Royals outfield Jarrod Dyson. "For me, being African American, and all the sacrifices guys before me made, I think it's great."

He said he really appreciates everything they did.

Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell said this is a cap in his career, and means a lot to him to be part of the tribute.

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