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.

Dec 28 2010

Newark Eagles of 1946

After nine straight Negro National League pennants, the Homestead Grays’ skein was broken by a young talented Newark Eagles ballclub.

Dec 28 2010

Newark Eagles of 1937

A year after owner Abe Manley consolidated two ailing franchises to form the Newark Eagles, they challenged the Homestead Grays for the National League title but finished second in the standings.

Dec 28 2010

Memphis Red Sox of 1938

The Memphis Red Sox never won a pennant during their entire history in the Negro Leagues.

Dec 28 2010

Kansas City Monarchs of 1946

The Monarchs captured the first post-war Negro American League pennant with a strong pitching staff that included Satchel Paige, Hilton Smith, Ford Smith and Connie Johnson.

Dec 28 2010

Kansas City Monarchs of 1942

The Kansas City Monarchs’ first dynasty was in the 1920s, and their second dynasty began with the formation of the Negro American League in 1937.

Dec 28 2010

Kansas City Monarchs of 1929

Playing manager Bullet Joe Rogan was past his prime as a pitcher, but still played centerfield and batted cleanup to lead his club to their fourth and final Negro National League pennant.

Dec 28 2010

Kansas City Monarchs of 1924

Rube Foster’s reign in the west was broken by the Kansas City Monarchs, who captured the next three Negro League pennants, 1923-25, registering a .714 winning percentage in 1924.

Dec 28 2010

Indianapolis ABC’s of 1916

Managed by C.I. Taylor, this was the only team to wrest the Western title away from Rube Foster’s Chicago American Giants during the decade.

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