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Porter speaks at Negro Leagues Museum

KANSAS CITY -- For Astros manager Bo Porter, a highlight of his weekend stay in Kansas City was having the opportunity to speak at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's Legends Luncheon on Friday.

Porter, one of three African American managers in Major League Baseball, was happy for the opportunity to address the gathering at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center.

"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
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