Other concurrent negro baseball leagues:    
USNL  ·  NNL
F i l t e r   &   S o r t 
Indianapolis Clowns Logo
1946-1948 3
Before becoming the Ethiopian Clowns, there is evidence indicating that the team was formed in Miami, Florida. Soon enough the team became an independent barnstorming club, changing its name to the Ethiopian Clowns. and evenually, the Cincinnati Clowns.
Chicago American Giants Logo
From 1910 until the mid-1930s, the most dominant team in black baseball. Evolved from the split of the Chicago Union Leland Giants into the Chicago Giants and Chicago American Giants.
Kansas City Monarchs Logo
1937-1948 12 6
The longest-running franchise in the history of baseball's Negro leagues. The Monarchs had only one season in which they did not have a winning record and produced more major league players than any other Negro league franchise.
Memphis Red Sox Logo
1937-1948 12 1
Originally named the Barber College Baseball Club the team was never a titan of the Negro leagues like wealthier teams in northern cities of the United States, but sound management lead to a continuous thirty-nine years of operation, including five eventual major-leaguers, and two Hall of Famers.
Birmingham Black Barons Logo
1937-1948 12 3
Organized for the inaugural season of the Negro Southern League, jumping between the NSL and NNL as the team that featured the emergence of HOFer Satchel Paige.
Cleveland Buckeyes Logo
1942-1948 7 2
Initially switching between Cincinnati, Meadville, and Cleveland for home games, eventually moved permanently to Cleveland and played in League Park, where it won 2 championships and a Colored World Series
Cincinnati Clowns Logo
1943-1945 3
Before becoming the Ethiopian Clowns, there is evidence indicating that the team was formed in Miami, Florida. Soon enough the team became an independent barnstorming club, changing its name to the Ethiopian Clowns. and evenually, the Cincinnati Clowns.
Jacksonville Red Caps Logo
1938-1942 5
The team was based in Jacksonville, Florida playing at Durkee Field in 1938. They moved to Cleveland in 1939 and became the Cleveland Bears, playing their home games at Hardware Field. They returned to Jacksonville as the Red Caps in 1941.
St. Louis Stars Logo
1939-1941 3
Hoping to revive the success of years past, the owners named the team the ABCs; the third such team to do so and the first in five years. Almost immediately, financial difficulties forced the team to relocate to St. Louis, and then New Orleans and Harrsiburgh before folding in 1943
Indianapolis Crawfords Logo
Members of the short-lived and mysterious USNL developed by Branch Rickey prior to integration of blacks in baseball.
Cleveland Bears Logo
1939-1940 2
The team was based in Jacksonville, Florida playing at Durkee Field in 1938. They moved to Cleveland in 1939 and became the Cleveland Bears, playing their home games at Hardware Field. They returned to Jacksonville as the Red Caps in 1941.
Toledo Crawfords Logo
1939-1939 1
Members of the short-lived and mysterious USNL developed by Branch Rickey prior to integration of blacks in baseball.
Indianapolis ABCs Logo
1939-1939 1
Founded as the Atlanta Cubs and changed their name to the Black Crackers because fans had already begun to call them by that name as a play on the local white league team, the Atlanta Crackers
Indianapolis ABCs Logo
1938-1938 1
Hoping to revive the success of years past, the owners named the team the ABCs; the third such team to do so and the first in five years. Almost immediately, financial difficulties forced the team to relocate to St. Louis, and then New Orleans and Harrsiburgh before folding in 1943
Atlanta Black Crackers Logo
Founded as the Atlanta Cubs and changed their name to the Black Crackers because fans had already begun to call them by that name as a play on the local white league team, the Atlanta Crackers
Cincinnati Tigers Logo
1937-1937 1
Founded by the first U.S. african-american olympic gold medal winner, the short lived squad used Cincinnati Reds hand-me-down uniforms and played at Crosley Field
Indianapolis Athletics - Logo
After their only season in 1937, under player-manager ted Strong, they were replaced by the Indianapolis ABCs.
Detroit Stars - Logo
1937-1937 1
Charter member of the NAL, but the team disbanded after their only season. This was the third version of the Detroit Stars franchise, all otherwise unrelated.
St. Louis Stars - Logo
1937-1937 1
Charter member of the NAL, but the team disbanded prior to the 1938 season due to financial difficulties. This was an entirely different organization from the original St. Louis Stars.

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