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From 1920-1955, over 30 communities-- located primarily- in the Midwest, northeast, and south--were home to franchises organized into a number of leagues, some lasting only one-year. However, the term "Negro Leagues," as it is used by the museum, refers to the highest level of play for black baseball during segregation. Over the years, many of these teams reorganized or moved to different communities, changing names, personnel-, and ownership.

The following list is organized to include teams by region, and does include some "pre-Negro Leagues" teams which existed during the late 1800s-1920. For more information- consult The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley or The Negro Leagues Book, edited by Clark & Lester.

For more detailed information on select teams, link to Negro Leagues Baseball "eMuseum" for Teachers at http://www.coe.ksu.edu/nlbemuseum/history/teams.html

ORGANIZED LEAGUES:
Negro National League--1920-31
Southern Negro League --1920
Eastern Colored League --1923-28
Negro Southern League--1926, 32, 45
American Negro League--1929
East-West League--1932
Negro National League--1933-48
Negro American League--1937-60

TEAMS BY REGION:
Alabama
Birmingham Black Barons
Mobile Black Bears
Montgomery Grey Sox

Arkansas
Little Rock Black Travelers

Delaware
Wilmington Potomacs

District of Columbia
Homestead Grays
Washington Black Senators
Washington Elite Giants
Washington Pilots
Washington Potomacs

Florida
Jacksonville Red Caps

Georgia
Atlanta Black Crackers

Illinois
Chicago American Giants
Chicago Brown Bombers
Chicago Union Giants
Leland Giants

Indiana
Indianapolis ABCs
Indianapolis Clowns
Indianapolis Athletics

Kentucky
Louisville Black Caps
Louisville Black Colonels
Louisville White Sox

Louisiana
Monroe Monarchs
New Orleans Eagles
New Orleans/St.L. Stars

Maryland
Baltimore Black Sox
Baltimore Elite Giants

Michigan
Detroit Stars
Detroit Wolves

Missouri
Kansas City Monarchs
St. Louis Stars
St. Louis Giants

New Jersey
Bacharach Giants
Cuban X Giants
Newark Browns
Newark Dodgers
Newark Eagles

New York
Brooklyn Eagles
Brooklyn Royal Giants
Cuban Stars (East)
Harlem Stars
Lincoln Giants
New York Black Yankees
New York Cubans

Ohio
Cincinnati Browns
Cincinnati Buckeyes
Cincinnati Clowns
Cincinnati Tigers
Cleveland Bears
Cleveland Buckeyes
Cleveland Elites
Cleveland Hornets
Cleveland Red Sox
Cleveland Tate Stars
Cleveland Tigers
Columbus Elite Giants
Columbus Blue Birds
Cuban Stars (West)
Dayton Marcos
Toledo Crawfords
Toledo Rays
Toledo Tigers

Pennsylvania
Harrisburg Giants
Hilldale Giants
Homestead Grays
Philadelphia Pythians
Philadelphia Stars
Philadelphia Tigers
Pittsburgh Crawfords

Tennessee
Chattanooga Black Lookouts
Memphis Red Sox
Nashville Elite Giants

Texas
Houston Eagles