Dec 26 2010

Baltimore Black Sox of 1929

Baltimore Black Sox

Baltimore Black Sox of 1929

When the Eastern Colored League folded, a replacement league was organized for the 1929 season. Consisting of essentially the same ballclubs as it’s predecessor, the American Negro League lasted only one season, and the Baltimore Black Sox copped the league’s only pennant by winning both halves of the split season with an aggregate .700 percentage. The Black Sox boasted an infield consisting of Dick Lundy at Shortstop, Oliver Marcelle at thirdbase, playing manager Frank Warfield at secondbase, and slugger Jud “Boojum” Wilson at firstbase. This was the first inner defense to be called the “million dollar infield.” Wilson and outfielder Rap Dixon provided the offensive power for the team, and Laymon Yokely was the ace of the pitching staff. No World Series was held between the Black Sox and the Negro National League Champions.

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