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• The Padres held their 10th annual Salute to the Negro Leagues luncheon and program Friday afternoon. The featured guests included nine former Negro League players with keynote addresses by Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., and the award-winning sports journalist, author and blogger, Joe Posnanski.

Before Friday's game, the team honored the former Negro League players in a special pregame ceremony. Minnie Minoso threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Padres Foundation presented donations to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Society for American Baseball Research's Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project and the New Central Library.

Corey Brock is a reporter for Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for
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