Tom Williams (NoirTech Research)

Tom Williams

Thomas Williams’s pitching career spanned only eight years,…
William "Buck" Ewing (SEAMHEADS.COM)

Buck Ewing

“Buck Ewing was simply terrific.” — George Lippe1 William…
Game action at South Side Park, later Schorling Park, in 1907. (CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM)

Schorling Park (Chicago)

South Side Park, later known as Schorling Park, located on…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Rudolph Ash

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John Reese (NoirTech Research)

John Reese

As his nicknames, Speed Boy and Sparkplug,1 suggest, John Edward…
Jim Brown (NoirTech Research)

Jim Brown

When the name Jim Brown is mentioned, most sports fans call…
Jelly Garder (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Jelly Gardner

Floyd “Jelly” Gardner was a prototypical leadoff hitter…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Jack Marshall

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The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

George Dixon

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The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Frank Warfield

This biography appears in The First Negro League Champion:…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Eddie Boyd

Eddie Boyd was a little-known player who had brief stints with…
Dink Mothell (NOIRTECH RESEARCH, INC.)

Dink Mothell

“Mothell was the greatest utility man in the game of baseball.…
Dave Malarcher (NOIRTECH RESEARCH, INC.)

Dave Malarcher

Dave Malarcher was an erudite, disciplined, and reverent man…
Dave Brown (NOIRTECH RESEARCH, INC.)

Dave Brown

Baseball has always lent itself to mythmaking. The sport’s…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Bill Riggins

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Leroy Grant

Leroy Grant

Negro League historian James A. Riley portrays Leroy Grant as…
Judy Gans (NoirTech Research)

Judy Gans

As a ballplayer, Judy Gans is a bit of an enigma. On the one…
John Schorling (center in suit and bow tie) was Rube Foster's business partner and the American Giants' home field, Schorling Park, bore his name for several years (Photo: Chicago Defender, September 21, 1986)

John Schorling

John Schorling (center in suit and bow tie) was Rube Foster's…
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Bobby Williams

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

The early life of pitcher Tom Johnson, one of the star hurlers…

Bingo DeMoss

He was, by wide acclaim, one of the finest second basemen to…

Frank Wickware

“Cannon Ball Redding and others of days gone by had plenty…

Cristóbal Torriente

"I think I was playing third base at the time, and he hit a ground…

Rube Foster

“If the talents of Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, Ban Johnson…