League, The


Directed by Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI) and executive produced by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (Oscar winning SUMMER OF SOUL), THE LEAGUE celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 14, 2023
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary

Year: 2023


Sam Pollard



Sam Pollard, director of THE LEAGUE
The Newark Eagles in Dugout in 1936, from THE LEAGUE, © Yale University Art Gallery. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
The 1942 AA Marines, from THE LEAGUE, photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Rube Foster (center) while managing the 1916 Chicago American Giants, from THE LEAGUE, © Hake’s Auction. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
African American baseball players from Morris Brown College Atlanta, from THE LEAGUE. © Library of Congress. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Bob Motley in the air, from THE LEAGUE, © Byron Motley. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media