LOOK: Mural in D.C. honors Negro League greats ahead of All-Star Game

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.

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.

It’s all certainly well worth checking out for anyone in Washington for the Midsummer Classic, or for any other reason.