Category Archive: Teams

Teams of the old Negro Leagues

Mar 02 2011

Lost Black Crackers 1938 Negro Leagues Film Footage Surfaces

From WXIA Atlanta ATLANTA — If the Atlanta Black Crackers had a heyday, this film depicts it. In 1938, the team played in the Negro Major Leagues for one season, then promptly returned to the minor leagues. The film barely scratches the surface of that team. “I believe it’s the only known footage of the …

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Dec 28 2010

Barnstorming to Heaven: Syd Pollock and His Great Black Teams

A rare insider’s perspective on baseball’s great barnstorming age.

Dec 28 2010

The Negro Leagues: African-American Achievers

The Negro Leagues is a story filled with unforgettable personalities, improbably performances, and magic moments. Most of all, it is a story excellence in the pursuit of our national pastime.

Dec 28 2010

St. Louis Stars of 1930

The last two pennants before the first Negro National League’s demise were annexed by the St. Louis Stars.

Dec 28 2010

Pittsburgh Crawfords of 1935

The team most identified as the greatest black baseball team of all-time is the 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords.

Dec 28 2010

Pittsburgh Crawfords of 1932

Under the ownership of Gus Greenlee, the Pittsburgh Crawfords were called the “Yankees of Black Baseball” and were ranked with the best teams for five years.

Dec 28 2010

Philadelphia Stars of 1934

After the demise of the Hilldale ballclub, Ed Bolden soon assembled a new team, the Philadelphia Stars.

Dec 28 2010

New York Cubans of 1947

The New York Cubans won the Negro National League pennant and defeated the Cleveland Buckeyes in the Negro World Series.

Dec 28 2010

New York Lincoln Giants of 1930

With a devastating lineup that featured Chino Smith, John Beckwith, Clint Thomas, Rev Cannady, Fats Jenkins and playing manager John Henry Lloyd, the Lincolns fielded their best team since 1913.

Dec 28 2010

New York Lincoln Giants of 1913

Organized in 1911 by Jess McMahon, an Irish sports promoter, the Lincolns were the dominant team in the East for three consecutive years.

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