Apr 22, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) reacts in the sixth inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Red Sox 4-2.  Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was subjected to racial taunts during a recent trip to Fenway Park to play the Boston Red Sox. It was a situation that caught the attention of the baseball world and shocked unassuming bystanders in the process.

The entire situation was part of a series with the division-rival Red Sox that became extra heated the longer it drew on.

Now, almost two weeks removed from the ugly scene, Jones himself has decided to take to charity as a way to help progress the larger national community beyond these racially charged times.

This is an awesome gesture from Jones. Not only does it put a better spin on the incident that made him a central figure early in the baseball season, it helps underprivileged children in the process. Much respect to Jones for this. And we’re pretty sure the Negro League Baseball Museum is thankful as well.

QUIZ: Name every major Negro League team

Black baseball professional leagues existed since 1885 until the inclusion of African-Americans into Major League Baseball in 1947. During that span of time, the Negro Leagues hosted a number of franchises, some amateur, barn-storming teams, some minor leagues, and some the equivalent of majors.

In all, seven leagues have been considered as major league caliber: Negro National League (1920-31; listed as NNL1 here), Eastern Colored League (1923-28, and later as the American Negro League, which shut down in 1929; ECL here), East-West League (1932; EWL), Negro Southern League (1932; NSL), Negro National League (the second incarnation, 1933-48; NNL2), and the Negro American League (1937-50; NAL).

Because the fortunes of individual leagues and franchises waxed and waned until integration, many of the teams listed appear in more than of seven leagues. Nicknames are acceptable as answers.

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0/77
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10:00
NNL1 (1920-31)
Chicago American Giants
NNL1 (1920-21)
Chicago Giants
NNL1 (1920-30)
Cuban Stars (West)
NNL1 (1920, 1926)
Dayton Marcos
NNL1 (1920-31)
Detroit Stars
NNL1 (1920-24, 1925-26)
Indianapolis ABC's / Memphis Red Sox
NNL1 (1920-31)
Kansas City Monarchs
NNL1 (1920-21; 1922-31)
St. Louis Giants/Stars
NNL1 (1921)
Columbus Buckeyes
NNL1 (1922-23; 1923)
Cleveland Tate Stars / Toledo Tigers
NNL1 (1922)
Pittsburgh Keystones
NNL1 (1923)
Milwaukee Bears
NNL1 (1924-25, 1927-30)
Birmingham Black Barons
NNL1 (1924)
Cleveland Browns
NNL1 (1926)
Cleveland Elites
NNL1 (1927)
Cleveland Hornets
NNL1 (1928)
Cleveland Tigers
NNL1 (1930; 1931)
Nashville Elite Giants / Cleveland Cubs
NNL1 (1931)
Louisville White Sox
ECL (1923-28)
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants
ECL (1923-28)
Baltimore Black Sox
ECL (1923-28)
Brooklyn Royal Giants
ECL (1923-28)
Cuban Stars (East)
ECL (1923-28)
Hilldale of Darby, Pennsylvania
ECL (1923-28)
New York Lincoln Giants
ECL (1924-27)
Harrisburg Giants
ECL (1924-25)
Washington/Wilmington Potomacs
ECL (1926)
Newark Stars
ECL (1928)
Homestead Grays
EWL (1932)
Baltimore Black Sox
EWL (1932)
Cleveland Stars
EWL (1932)
Cuban Stars (West)
EWL (1932)
Detroit Wolves
EWL (1932)
Hilldale Club
EWL (1932)
Homestead Grays
EWL (1932)
Newark Browns
EWL (1932)
Washington Pilots
NSL (1932)
Cole's American Giants
NSL (1932)
Indianapolis ABC's
NSL (1932)
Louisville Black Caps / Columbus Turfs
NSL (1932)
Memphis Red Sox
NSL (1932)
Monroe Monarchs
NSL (1932)
Montgomery Grey Sox
NSL (1932)
Nashville Elite Giants
NNL2 (1933-34)
Baltimore Black Sox
NNL2 (1933)
Brooklyn Royal Giants
NNL2 (1933-35)
Cole's American Giants
NNL2 (1933)
Columbus Blue Birds / Akron Black Tyrites / Cleveland Giants
NNL2 (1933)
Detroit Stars
NNL2 (1933)
Indianapolis ABC's
NNL2 (1933-48)
Nashville/Columbus/Washington/Baltimore Elite Giants
NNL2 (1933-38)
Pittsburgh Crawfords
NNL2 (1934)
Philadelphia Bacharach Giants
NNL2 (1934)
Cleveland Red Sox
NNL2 (1934-48)
(Washington) Homestead Grays
NNL2 (1934-48(
Newark Dodgers / Newark Eagles
NNL2 (1934-48); NAL (1949-50)
Philadelphia Stars
NNL2 (1935)
Brooklyn Eagles
NNL2 (1935-36, 1939-48); NAL (1949-50)
New York Cubans
NNL2 (1936-48)
New York Black Yankees
NNL2 (1938)
Washington Black Senators
NAL (1937-38; 1940-50)
Birmingham Black Barons
NAL (1937-50)
Chicago American Giants
NAL (1937)
Cincinnati Tigers
NAL (1937)
Detroit Stars
NAL (1937)
Indianapolis Athletics
NAL (1937-50)
Kansas City Monarchs
NAL (1937-50)
Memphis Red Sox
NAL (1937)
St. Louis Stars
NAL (1938; 1939)
Atlanta Black Crackers / Indianapolis ABC's
NAL (1938; 1941-42; 1939-40)
Jacksonville Red Caps / Cleveland Bears
NAL (1938; 1939; 1940-41)
Indianapolis ABC's / St. Louis Stars / New Orleans-St. Louis Stars
NAL (1939; 1940)
Toledo Crawfords / Indianapolis Crawfords
NAL (1942; 1943-48; 1949)
Cincinnati-Cleveland Buckeyes / Cleveland Buckeyes / Louisville Buckeyes
NAL (1943; 1944-45; 1946-50)
Cincinnati Clowns / Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns / Indianapolis Clowns
NAL (1949-50)
Baltimore Elite Giants
NAL (1949-50; 1951)
Houston Eagles / New Orleans Eagles

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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