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#Spotlight - Major League 7 Collection - Negro National League (I) (1920–1931)

As part of our new collection, Major League 7 - today we celebrate the Negro National League (I) which played from 1920-1931.

BACKGROUND


MLB announced in 2020 that seven Negro Leagues would be elevated to "Major League" status. The seven leagues that comprised the Negro Leagues of 1920-1948 were the Negro National League (I) (1920–1931); the Eastern Colored League (1923–1928); the American Negro League (1929); the East-West League (1932); the Negro Southern League (1932); the Negro National League (II) (1933–1948); and the Negro American League (1937–1948).



NEGRO NATIONAL LEAGUE (I) (1920–1931)


The Negro National League (I) featured among others:

  • Birmingham Black Barons

  • Chicago American Giants

  • Chicago Giants

  • Cleveland Hornets

  • Columbus Buckeyes

  • Columbus Elites

  • Cuban Stars

  • Dayton Marcos

  • Detroit Stars

  • Indianapolis ABCs

  • Kansas City Monarchs

  • Louisville White Sox

  • Memphis Red Sox

  • Milwaukee Bears

  • Nashville Elite Giants

  • Pittsburgh Keystones

  • St. Louis Stars

  • Toledo Tigers

LEAGUE CREATION


Established on February 13, 1920 at a meeting in Kansas City at the YMCA. The creation of the league was led by the Chicago American Giants owner Rube Foster who was named the league President.


CHAMPIONS

  • 1920 – Chicago American Giants

  • 1921 – Chicago American Giants

  • 1922 – Chicago American Giants

  • 1923 – Kansas City Monarchs

  • 1924 – Kansas City Monarchs

  • 1925 – Kansas City Monarchs

  • 1926 – Chicago American Giants

  • 1927 – Chicago American Giants

  • 1928 – St. Louis Stars

  • 1929 – Kansas City Monarchs

  • 1930 – St. Louis Stars

  • 1931 – St. Louis Stars

https://www.teambrownapparel.com/collection-champions


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