First Colored World Series Panoramic
89 Years Ago Today - Kansas City, MO - October 11, 1924
Here’s another revisit of one of the all-time classic panoramic photos…as today is the 89th anniversary of its creation. For more on the series, go here: 1924 Negro Leagues World Series (baseball-reference).
First Colored World Series Panoramic
1941 Kansas City Monarchs Team
1941 Monarchs Team Stats
Sorry for the unfortunate wording of “Worlds ~ Colored Champions”, but it was a different era to say the least. Btw, that’s Satchel Paige in the the front row, center (appropriately).
1959 Rochester Red Wings Team
Here’s the International League’s ‘59 Red Wings, which included former Negro/Major League star, Luke Easter, who at 43 years old still managed to hit 22 home runs. Luke would stay with the Rochester team into the 1964 season, when he was 48 years old!
1946 Negro League West All-Star Team
East-West All-Star Game - Comiskey Park - August 18, 1946
For more about the game, go here: 1946 East-West Game - Second Game excerpt: “The second 1946 East-West Game was held at Comiskey Park on August 18, 1946. The West avenged their loss from three days earlier, beating the East, 4-1, behind a three-man pitching show. 45,474 fans turned out to watch the contest. It was the last East-West Game to feature Josh Gibson. While Gibson would be the all-time East-West leader in walks and hits (tied in the latter category), he put up an unimpressive showing offensively in his last East-West affair (0 for 3, BB, 3 steals allowed in 6 tries).”
1949 San Diego Padres Team
Here’s the very talented ‘49 Padres squad led by Hall Of Fame Mgr. Bucky Harris. Bucky was only in San Diego for the ‘49 season as he was in-between major league jobs (‘48 Yankees/’50 Senators). Players on this team included Luke Easter, Minnie Miñoso, Vic Power, Al Rosen & Artie Wilson.
1924 Elmira Colonels Team
The most noteworthy person in this picture is the manager, #6 Armando Marsans. He is widely considered to be the first Cuban player to make an impact in MLB. Along the way he played in the Cuban Leagues, Negro Leagues, American League (Browns/Yankees), National League (Reds)…and even the Federal League (St. Louis Terriers).
1922-23 Indianapolis ABC’s Team
Indianapolis ABC’s Team History
One of the great Negro League teams of the early 20th century that featured future Hall Of Famer Oscar Charleston (front row, 2nd left).
1939 Newark Eagles Team
1939 Eagles Team Stats
A great team that featured Monte Irvin, Leon Day, Willie Wells and Mule Suttles.
1935 Bismarck Churchills Team
Here’s a really clean edit I just finished of the great ‘35 Churchills, a team that Satchel Paige considered one of the best he ever played for.
From Wiki: “The Bismarck Churchills were an integrated semi-professional baseball team based in Bismarck, North Dakota in the 1930s. Led by Satchel Paige, Moose Johnson, and Double Duty Radcliffe, the club won the 1935 national semi-pro baseball tournament in Wichita, Kansas. The Churchills played independently of any league because their mixed race roster was a problem in a period of segregation, and because there were no formal leagues at the semi-professional level in North Dakota in the 1930s. The team was owned by Neil Churchill, a local car dealer who owned the city’s Chrysler dealership, and regularly played against Valley City, Jamestown, and other teams across North Dakota and Manitoba. Although the club is recalled as the “Churchills” today, the team was not formally named in the 1930s, as North Dakota newspapers such as the Bismarck Tribune simply referred to the club as the “Bismarcks” in 1935. The team was also referred to as the “Giants”