Pittsburgh exhibit features Negro League pictures

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new exhibit at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art shows the vibrant world of Negro League baseball through the eyes of legendary black photographer Teenie Harris.

The "Baseball in Pittsburgh" exhibit opened Saturday and runs through Sept. 22. It includes 25 pictures and 650 more are available for online viewing.

Harris photographed legendary players such as Jackie Robinson but also captured images of fans of that era and youth league hopefuls.

Before Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, talented players such as Satchel Paige and Cool Papa Bell had been limited to the Negro League.

Harris helped start the Negro League's Crawford Colored Giants and played shortstop for a time. But he found his calling as a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, a black paper distributed nationwide.

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