There could be room for everybody
And, of course, there were also the so-called Negro leagues, the Negro American League and the Negro National League, which had never been more popular ... and yet they were on the verge of collapse. Within just a few years, the surviving "leagues" were merely loose conglomerations of struggling teams that survived, if they survived at all, by barnstorming around the country and playing wherever they could get a game.
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