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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harrisburg Giants
 
Harrisburg Giants Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Harrisburg Giants Marker
 
Inscription. Harrisburg-based Negro League baseball team founded around 1900 and operated by Colonel William Strothers until his death in 1933. One of 27 major Negro League teams across the nation, the Giants finished in second place in the Eastern Colored League in 1925. Among well-known players were Hall-of Famer Oscar Charleston, Spottswood Poles, Ben Taylor, John Beckwith, Fats Jenkins and Rap Dixon. They played here at Island Park through 1957.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.343′ N, 76° 53.299′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is on City Island near the west end of the People's Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The People’s Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Walnut Street Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The People’s Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); James McCormick Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Riverfront Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swenson Plaza Flood Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Wide view of the Harrisburg Giants Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, August 29, 2010
2. Wide view of the Harrisburg Giants Marker
 
 
Riverside Stadium in early morning fog. Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Riverside Stadium in early morning fog.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,468 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 30, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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