Those visiting Washington D.C. for Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game will have a chance to honor three Negro League legends, all of whom played in D.C.
Per Michael Clair of MLB.com, the mural is “located in the alley between Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street and the Lincoln Theatre.” It honors Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues, and Josh Gibson, who, per Clair, the Baseball Hall of Fame credits for having hit nearly 800 home runs.
New mural in the alley between Ben’s Chili Bowl and Lincoln Theatre honoring baseball legends Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson pic.twitter.com/tDQPtkBQ90
— Scott Allen (@ScottSAllen) July 12, 2018
Both Johnson and Gibson spent lengthy parts of their careers playing in Washington D.C. Gibson, in fact, has a statue outside of Nationals Park.
— Gregg Riess (@GreggRiess) June 9, 2017
It’s all certainly well worth checking out for anyone in Washington for the Midsummer Classic, or for any other reason.