Kansas City, Mo. – For the past twelve years, Bob Kendrick has been a passionate voice on behalf of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 18th and Vine. As marketing director, Kendrick worked closely with the late Buck O'Neil to promote the legacy of black baseball. But last year, in a controversial move by the museum's board, he was passed over when they selected a new president.
In March, Kendrick leaves the museum and begins a new chapter in his career. He'll become the Executive Director of the National Sports Center for the Disabled, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. KCUR's Susan B. Wilson caught up with Bob Kendrick recently, and he said that despite some recent financial difficulties, he's confident that the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum can overcome tough economic times to realize its vision.