Category Archive: Team List

Teams of the Negro Baseball Leagues

Dec 28 2010

Hilldale Daisies of 1925

The Eastern Colored League, blackbaseball’s second league, was formed in 1923, and the first three pennants were won by the strong Hilldale ballclub.

Dec 28 2010

Detroit Stars of 1930

Franchise player Turkey Stearnes jumped the team to play in the east with the Lincoln Giants but returned at mid-season to power the Stars to the second-half title in a split season.

Dec 28 2010

Cleveland Buckeyes of 1945

Catcher Quincey Trouppe returned from the Mexican League to take the helm of the Cleveland Buckeyes and, under his direction, they copped both halves of the split season with a composite .768 winning percentage to win the Negro American League pennant.

Dec 28 2010

Chicago Leland Giants of 1910

Owner-manager Rube Foster called this aggregation of talent, the greatest team of all-time, black or white.

Dec 26 2010

Chicago American Giants of 1933

In the inaugural East-West All-Star game played in 1933, seven players in the starting lineup for the West squad came from the Chicago American Giants.

Dec 26 2010

Chicago American Giants of 1927

After Rube Foster became incapacitated from a mental breakdown, the mantle of team leadership fell to his protege’ David Malarcher.

Dec 26 2010

Chicago American Giants of 1921

Rube Foster formed the first black league, the Negro National League, in 1920.

Dec 26 2010

Chicago American Giants of 1917

In 1911 Rube Foster changed his team’s name to the American Giants, and dominated blackbaseball in the midwest for over a decade.

Dec 26 2010

Birmingham Black Barons of 1948

For the third time during the decade, the Black Barons won the Negro American League pennant only to lose the World Series to the Homestead Grays.

Dec 26 2010

Birmingham Black Barons of 1943

Under veteran manager Winfield “Gus” Welch, the Black Barons won consecutive Negro American League pennants in 1943-44, but lost the ensuing World Series to the Homestead Grays each time.

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