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1960s in the Negro Leagues

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By the 1960s, the Negro Leagues were basically dead, killed by the integration of Organized Baseball. By the late 1950s, all remaining teams barnstormed regionally or around the country instead of playing from a home town. The Kansas City Monarchs, who had been based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1956, disbanded in 1962, which was also the year of the final East-West Game, and is considered by historians to be the end of the Negro American League.

A few teams continued beyond this point as independent barnstorming teams that featured clowning routines, notably the Indianapolis Clowns, who played until 1982, but no league structure existed after 1962.

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