Saturday, July 1, 2017

Some More On the Negro League's Leland Giants and Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Teams

From Wikipedia.


Originally were the Chicago Union Giants and played 1901-1910.  The Leland Giants name came from their owner and manager Frank Leland.

In 1911, they were renamed the Chicago American Giants.


Formed in 1912 and operated for 38 years.

They were originally based in Homestead, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh, but soon relocated and played all their games in Pittsburgh.

From 1940-1942, they played half their home games in Washington, D.C. and half in Pittsburgh.  By 1943, more than 2/3 of their home games were played in Washington, D.C..


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