Category : Sports

Sports

John Henry Lloyd

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Generally considered to be one of the top shortstops in Negro League history, Pop Lloyd enjoyed a 25-year career in which he regularly batted well...
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Monte Irvin

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Monte Irvin was not the first African-American player in the modern major leagues, but of all the talented players who made the perilous trip from...
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Smokey Joe Williams

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“If you have ever witnessed the speed of a pebble in a storm, you have not even then seen the equal of the speed possessed...
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Chicago American Giants

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The team was organized by Rube Foster, known as the father of Negro League Baseball, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame...
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Elston Howard

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Elston Howard, in full Elston Gene Howard, (born February 23, 1929, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.—died December 14, 1980, New York, New York), an American baseball player who was...
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J.L. Wilkinson

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A white businessman, he pioneered black baseball as the founder and owner of the Kansas City Monarchs, directing the team’s destiny from the team’s entry...
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Birmingham Black Barons

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Except for 1926, when they played in the Negro Southern League, the Black Barons were members of the Negro National League from 1924 through 1930;...
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Kansas City Monarchs

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Owned by J.L. Wilkinson, a white businessman, the Monarchs were one of the best known and most successful black teams. The Monarchs captured a total of...
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Cumberland “Cum” Posey

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Cumberland Posey, the principal owner of the Homestead Grays, spent 35 years (1911-1946) in baseball as a player, manager, owner, and club official. He built...
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Walter “Buck” Leonard

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The left-handed half of the Homestead Grays‘ power tandem, Buck Leonard paired with Josh Gibson to lead Cum Posey‘s Grays to nine consecutive Negro National...
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