Monday, April 8, 2013
The Negro League baseball fact for today
In the 1960’s, Negro League baseball’s Indianapolis Clowns got the reputation as being the “Harlem Globetrotters” of baseball. They toured the country entertaining fans by performing racially stereotypical comedy while on the baseball field. There were no longer any official Negro Leagues and no African-American professional teams during that time. However, from 1943 – 1950, the Clowns were in the Negro American League and played competitive baseball. They had All-Star players such as Alex Radcliffe, Buster Haywood, and Sherwood Brown; and the team won the 1950 Negro American League pennant. Henry Aaron played for the Clowns in 1952 before beginning his Hall of Fame Major League career.