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Pittsburgh Negro League Players To Be Commemorated In New Bobblehead Series

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National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
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A mockup bobblehead of Negro League baseball player Satchel Paige. He's one of 30 players who will be commemorated in a new bobblehead series, along with Homestead Grays players Buck Leonard and Ray Brown, and Pittsburgh Crawfords player Josh Gibson.

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to produce a bobblehead series featuring Negro League baseball legends, including three from Pittsburgh.

The bobbleheads, which will be produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, mark 100 years since the creation of the Negro League in baseball.

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National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
Mock ups of the Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard bobbleheads.

Among the 30 players represented are Buck Leonard and Ray Brown, both of whom played for the Homestead Grays, and Josh Gibson of the Pittsburgh Crawfords.

As of Friday morning, the campaign had already generated nearly $60,000, well beyond the initial $10,000 goal.

For reaching $40,000, the museum will also produce a bobblehead of Effa Manley, the only female in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Kickstarter campaign ends Monday, Jan. 7.