Monday, February 11, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – February 11, 2013

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the 1943 Negro League World Series championship for the Homestead Grays.  For nine straight years (1937 – 1945), the Grays won the Negro National League pennant.  After a sixteen year absence, the Negro League World Series was recommenced in 1942.  The Grays won back to back Negro League World Series championships in 1943 and 1944.  The franchise is considered one of the most successful in Negro League baseball history.

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