Other concurrent negro baseball leagues:    
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F i l t e r   &   S o r t 
New York Cubans Logo
1935-1948 14 1
First all-Hispanic team to travel to the United States and stage exhibition games, against established Negro league powerhouse teams. In 1907, they were replaced by the Cuban Stars, which became accepted as an independent Negro baseball team.
Homestead Grays Logo
1933-1948 16 9
Formed by Cumberland Posey, and remained in continuous operation for 38 seasons. Played home games in Pittsburgh at Forbes Field and Greenlee Field. In the 1940s they began splitting home games between Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.
Baltimore Elite Giants Logo
1938-1948 11 1
The team's origins lie in two local negro amateur baseball teams: the Nashville Maroons and the Elites. The Giants welcomed any competition, including white-only teams, but played independently of any leagues until the mid-1920s.
Brooklyn Eagles Logo
1935-1948 14 1
Formed when the Newark Dodgers merged with the Brooklyn Eagles. The owners Eagles purchased the Dodgers and combined the teams' assets and player rosters. The owner of the Dodgers signed the team over in exchange for cancellation of an approximately $500 debt
Philadelphia Stars Logo
1934-1948 15 1
Owned in part by sports promoter Eddie Gottlieb who also owned the Philadelphia Sphas and Philadelphia Warriors basketball teams. Gottlieb was also the booking agent for all the Negro league teams in the Northeast, taking 10% of all receipts
New York Black Yankees Logo
1936-1948 13
The team was founded as the Harlem Black Bombers in 1931 by financier James "Soldier Boy" Semler and dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. By 1932 the team was named the Harlem Stars and by 1933 became the New York Black Yankees.
Harrisburgh Stars Logo
1943-1943 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
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.
Pittsburgh Crawfords Logo
1933-1938 6 3
Members of the short-lived and mysterious USNL developed by Branch Rickey prior to integration of blacks in baseball.
Washington Black Senators - Logo
Only survived for one season before folding entirely.
Washington Elite Giants Logo
The team's origins lie in two local negro amateur baseball teams: the Nashville Maroons and the Elites. The Giants welcomed any competition, including white-only teams, but played independently of any leagues until the mid-1920s.
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.
Columbus Elite Giants Logo
1935-1935 1
The team's origins lie in two local negro amateur baseball teams: the Nashville Maroons and the Elites. The Giants welcomed any competition, including white-only teams, but played independently of any leagues until the mid-1920s.
Newark Dodgers Logo
1934-1935 2
Newark Dodgers merged with the Brooklyn Eagles to form the Newark Eagles in 1936. Owners Eagles purchased the Dodgers and combined the teams' assets and player rosters.The previous owner of the Dodgers, signed the team over in exchange for cancellation of an approximately $500 debt.
Baltimore Black Sox Logo
1933-1934 2
Started as an independent team in 1913, gained large success with many stars while it hopped around to four other leageues in it's remaning years before folding.
Nashvillle Elite Giants Logo
The team's origins lie in two local negro amateur baseball teams: the Nashville Maroons and the Elites. The Giants welcomed any competition, including white-only teams, but played independently of any leagues until the mid-1920s.
Cleveland Red Sox - Logo
1934-1934 1
Yet another failed Cleveland franchise, having only survived a single season in the NNL before folding with only 4 wins on the season.
Philadelphia Bacharach Giants Logo
White promoter Harry Passon organized a new Bacharach team based in Philadelphia. The club eventually joined Gus Greenlee's new Negro National League in 1934 but returned to independent baseball in 1935.
Cleveland Giants - Logo
1933-1933 1
In 1933, the struggling Columbus Blue Birds of the Negro National League dropped out and were replaced by the Cleveland Giants, which was practically the same team.
Indianapolis 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.
Columbus Blue Birds - Logo
1933-1933 1
The Columbus Blue Birds were disbanded in 1933 and merged with the Akron Black Tyrites. The team then more or less became the Cleveland Giants, but did not continue after 1933.
Akron Black Tyrites - Logo
1933-1933 1
Also known as the Akron Grays, took over in the NNL after the Columbus Blue Birds dropped out of the league.
Detroit Stars Logo
1933-1933 1
Five years after the demise of the original Indianapolis ABCs, Negro league baseball came back to Indianapolis. Within a few years the Cole's American Giants moved their 1933 home games to Indianapolis, forcing the ABCs move the club to Detroit shortly after opening day.

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