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AFRICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS

AFRICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS

The city of Cleveland had eleven professional baseball teams in the organized Negro Leagues between 1920 and 1950. Many of these teams only survived for one season in the Negro Leagues because of a number of issues; usually financial problems or disorganization.

Please see individual biographies for more details on each team:

CLEVELAND TATE STARS - 1922 and part of 1923

CLEVELAND BROWNS - 1924

CLEVELAND ELITES - 1926

CLEVELAND HORNETS - 1927

CLEVELAND TIGERS - 1928

CLEVELAND CUBS - 1931 and part of 1932

CLEVELAND STARS - 1932

CLEVELAND GIANTS - 1933

CLEVELAND RED SOX - 1934

CLEVELAND BEARS - 1939-1940

CLEVELAND BUCKEYES - 1942-1950