Some of the best baseball players who were denied the chance to play at the highest level might soon be able to finally call themselves big leaguers.

Major League Baseball is considering granting major-league status to the Negro Leagues, which housed Black players for several decades while baseball was segregated, a league spokesperson confirmed to Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times.

Discussions on the subject are ongoing, the spokesperson said.

"The Negro Leagues merit consideration as majors," John Thorn, MLB's official historian, told Baxter.