Dec 24 2010

Atlanta Black Crackers | 1938

Atlanta Black Crackers

In their first year of the Negro American League, the Atlanta Black Crackers won the second half title of the split season. Secondbaseman Gabby Kemp took over the managerial reins in mid-season and paired with shortstop Pee Wee Butts to form a quick keystone combination. Along with flashy fielding firstbaseman Red Moore, they gave the team a tight infield. Sluggers Babe Davis, Don Pelham and Joe “Pig” Greene furnished the run production for the Black Crackers. Pitchers Bo Mitchell, Bullet Dixon, Felix “Chin” Evens and Twelosh Howard handled most of the mound chores for the club. The League Championship Series between the Black Crackers and the Memphis Red Sox, winners of the first half, was cancelled after two games and no League Champion was crowned.

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