"It's always an honor when you start talking about the Negro Leagues and people like Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige ... the guys who laid the foundation for the opportunities that myself and other minorities have today in the game of baseball," Porter said. Porter has toured the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum previously while in Kansas City and considers it a must-see attraction because of its historical significance.
"I would encourage other people, who may not know much about the history, to come to Kansas City and make it a point to go," Porter said.
Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com.
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