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Harrisburg Giants

 
 
Harrisburg Giants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 40° 15.343′ N, 76° 53.299′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street. Marker is on City Island near the west end of the People's Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. City Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Evolution of Harrisburg's Skyline (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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 Recaptured (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Wide view of the Harrisburg Giants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 29, 2010
2. Wide view of the Harrisburg Giants Marker
Riverside Stadium in early morning fog. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Riverside Stadium in early morning fog.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,438 times since then and 35 times this year. 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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