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African American Baseball in Philadelphia

 
 
African American Baseball in Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
1. African American Baseball in Philadelphia Marker
Inscription. For 85 years, starting with the Pythians and Excelsiors in 1867, Black ball clubs were a significant part of the Philadelphia scene. The Giants, formed 1902, were soon "World's Colored Champions." The Hilldales, Eastern Colored League Champions, 1923-25, won the Colored World Series, 1925. The Philadelphia Stars from 1933-52; they were in the Negro National League, 1933-48, & many of their games took place at this site.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.657′ N, 75° 12.814′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Parkside Avenue on Belmont Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); First African Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laura Wheeler Waring (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Philadelphia Zoo (approx. one mile away); The Solitude (approx. one mile away); Crystal Bird Fauset
African American Baseball in Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
2. African American Baseball in Philadelphia Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Freedom Now Rally (approx. 1.2 miles away); Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park-Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
3. Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park-Inscription
National League Teams and American League Teams image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
4. National League Teams and American League Teams
Although there were many teams who played baseball fro 1920 to 1950, these are the teams who played in the Negro League.
Philadelphia Stars Negro Leage Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
5. Philadelphia Stars Negro Leage Memorial Park
African American Baseball in Philadelphia Marker-Mural across the street image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
6. African American Baseball in Philadelphia Marker-Mural across the street
44th & Parkside Ballpark-Mural image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
7. 44th & Parkside Ballpark-Mural
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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