Kansas City, Missouri Plaza Lighting Holiday tradition ” Missouri

WATCH: It’s Christmas in Kansas City – the Plaza Lights are on!

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick flipped the switch.



IT TAKES TO BRING JOY AND YOU HAVE THAT TODAY NIGHT. IT IS NOW THE PLEASURE OF ME TO INTRODUCE BOB KENDRICK OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR THE MUSEUM AND FOR BUCK O’NEIL IN THE KANSAS CITY ZONE. BOB IS A KANSAS CITY TREASURE AND UNDER HIS MANAGEMENT THE NEGRO LEAGUE MUSEUM IS KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD. WE ALSO HAVE HIS BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN DEMI WITH US. SAY HELLO TO DEMI. WELCOME. WHAT A YEAR HAS THE MUSEUM HAS. WE ARE SO NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE. >> IT IS A GREAT HONOR FOR ME, OUR ENTIRE TEAM AT THE NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM. I CAN SHARE THIS WITH MY FAMILY AND THE SPIRIT OF BUCK O’NEIL WHO RUNS THIS AND ALL THESE AMAZING PEOPLE WHO HAVE AND SUPPORT SO MUCH WHAT WE DO AT THE NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM. LARA: BUCK O’NEIL INDUCTED TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. >> YES. IT IS AMAZING THAT HE IS 60 YEARS OLD AFTER MISSING MY WISH – BY ONE VOTE AND FOLLOWING PASSING THIS YEAR. HERE WE ARE 16 YEARS LATER AND HE FINALLY GETS HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. We were all so disappointed it didn’t happen when he was with us. THIS TIMING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER, BECAUSE NOW IS A TIME WHICH THE BOOK MUSEUM IS SET TO GROW. WHO IS LEADING THIS GROWTH? BUCK O’NEIL IN THE SPIRIT. LARA: WITH YOU AT THE WHEEL. WELL. ARE WE READY? DEMI, ARE WE READY? ARE WE READY, KANSAS CITY? LET’S COME OVER. COME RIGHT HERE. ARE WE READY? WE START AT 10. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 [CHEERS] ♪ [CHEERS] LARA: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, KANSAS CITY AND FROM EVERYONE AT KMBC AND EVERYONE WATCHING AT HOME, ENSURE TONIGHT AND WE WILL SEE YOU

WATCH: It’s Christmas in Kansas City – the Plaza Lights are on!

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick flipped the switch.


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