Whirty: A Hornets’ nest in Montgomery Negro Leagues

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on March 5, 2015:

In one final post (at least for now) on the short-lived 1905 Southern Colored Baseball Association, I found a some bits of interesting stuff about another one of the league’s members, the Montgomery Hornets. I didn’t uncover much, mind you, but enough to pique my interest.

The Montgomery Advertiser newspaper provided a bit of scant coverage of the Hornet’s 1905 campaign. Like many newspapers of the day, articles about sporting events, especially African-American confabs, the Advertiser didn’t include the first names of the players on the team that year, which frustratingly makes it difficult to find out much background about those players, at least not immediately.

The Hornets played several of the other members teams of the SCBA, with apparently decent results. In late June, the Stingers squared off against the Nashville Giants and came away with a “W.”

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Originally published: March 6, 2015. Last Updated: March 6, 2015.