NLBGMP at work

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From left, Dwayne Isgrig, Jeremy Krock, and Larry Lester carry and place the headstone of Big Bill Gatewood, who won 117 games for more than a dozen teams in the Negro Leagues from 1906 to 1928.  Gatewood was buried in an unmarked grave for almost 50 years until his grave was discovered and a marker was purchased by the NLBGMP.

Our History

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Since its inception in 2004, the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project of the  Negro Leagues Committee of SABR has placed over 50 grave markers on previously unmarked graves

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Our Mission

       To provide proper grave markers to players of the Negro Leagues to honor their contributions

        To provide proper grave markers for players of the Negro Leagues to honor their contributions to history and the game of baseball.   
 

Grave Marker Projects

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Past Projects

Grave Markers placed on previously unmarked graves. 

Completed Markers
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Upcoming Projects

Identified unmarked graves awaiting marker purchase.

Projects "on Deck"

How to Donate


There are two ways to make a donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project:

1) Visit the donations link below

or

2) Mail a check to 

SABR

Cronkite School at ASU

555 N. Central Ave. #416

Phoenix, AZ 85004,

with instructions to designate your donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project.

All donations are tax deductible (FEIN #52-1234482). 

We appreciate your contribution.

Donations

Thanks to:

We greatly appreciate our vendors, marker sponsors,  donors and our other many volunteers.  


Special thanks to Leland Longstreth, FAICA of Memorial Consultants, LLC and Trigard Memorials of Danville, Illinois.