On May the very first Negro League Baseball game was played in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Negro National League (NNL) was established earlier that year on February This would be the very first baseball league for African American baseball players.
John Henry "Pop" Lloyd (April 1884 – March was an American baseball shortstop and manager in the Negro leagues. He is generally considered the greatest shortstop in Negro league history. Babe Ruth called him the best he ever saw.