Members of the short-lived and mysterious USNL developed by Branch Rickey prior to integration of blacks in baseball.
The Boston Blues were a Negro league baseball team in 1946 and part of Branch Rickey's U.S. Baseball League. The league did not last long due to scheduling problems as the Blues led their division. The star players on the club were catcher Johnny Powell and pitcher Leroy Bennett who both played in Negro League All-Star Games.