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Original Home Place Of The Greensboro Red Wings

 
 
Original Home Place Of The Greensboro Red Wings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 20, 2021
1. Original Home Place Of The Greensboro Red Wings Marker
Inscription.  
In the 1930's, the Goshen Red Wings were organized on this site as a community Negro baseball team. The team was organized by F.B. Morris, principal of Goshen School. The original school and ballfield are located here.

In 1947, the Goshen Red Wings became the Greensboro Red Wings and joined the Carolina League playing other Negro Baseball teams in N.C. and V.A. Organizers of the team were A. Crump, S. Kelly, F.B. Morris, E. Alexander, M. Watkins. Several members of the Red Wings played with National Negro League Baseball Teams.

In 1954, Thomas E. Alston, first baseman for the Red Wings, became the first Black man to play with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is buried on this site. The contributions made by these men helped to shape baseball in Greensboro and nationally.
 
Erected 1997 by Friends Of The Goshen Community.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 36° 0.32′ N, 79° 48.375′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina
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, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Randleman Road and Shoffner Court, on the left when traveling north on Randleman Road. Marker is located in front of the New Goshen United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Randleman Road, Greensboro NC 27406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calvin Wiley (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Greensboro Six (approx. 3.2 miles away); Greensboro 6 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 4.2 miles away); Albion W. Tourgée (approx. 4.2 miles away); Julius I. Foust Building (approx. 4.3 miles away); Confederate Cabinet (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Original Home Place Of The Greensboro Red Wings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 20, 2021
2. Original Home Place Of The Greensboro Red Wings Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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