Nashville, TN (February 7, 2024) – Baseball has been on full display in Music City recently, featuring one of its most prominent voices: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president and Nashville Stars Board Member Bob Kendrick.

Kendrick was on hand on behalf of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which was recognized as one of the inaugural recipients of the Legacy Leadership Awards from Black History Honors.

He also joined Nashville Stars Managing Director John Loar last week as the keynote speakers for the third annual Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Baseball Conference at the Frist Art Museum, during which they discussed the Stars’ mission to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville.

“Nashville has a rich baseball history,” assistant professor of sports medicine Eric Bowman, MD, MPH, said prior to the event. “The Nashville Stars were a Negro League team with many courageous players who helped break the color barrier and eventually change our country for the better. Bob Kendrick and John Loar are great storytellers and have incorporated the past in their vision for a future major league team in Nashville.”

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum joined several other prominent museums that were honored at the prestigious Legacy Leadership Museum Awards Gala at the National Museum of African American Music here in Nashville. Each of the museums received $5,000 contributions in recognition of their work and impact on their communities.

The Stars are always delighted to welcome Bob to Nashville, and we congratulate him, both on this honor and on his continued leadership in our efforts to bring MLB to Nashville.