Dec 28 2010

Harrisburg Giants of 1925

Harrisburg Giants of 1925

Oscar Charleston managed this power-laden ballclub to a second place finish in the Eastern Colored League behind Hilldale. The outfield of Charleston, Rap Dixon and Fats Jenkins excelled in the field and at bat and formed one of the best outfields of all-time. The corner infielders Ben Taylor at first and Rev Cannady at third were also exceptional hitters and teamed with the outfield to give Harrisburg a formidable batting order. Only a weak pitching staff kept them from winning the pennant in both 1925 and 1926.

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