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The Pittsburgh Crawfords

James Bankes

The Pittsburgh Crawfords

the lives and times of Black baseball"s most exciting team

by James Bankes

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Published by Wm. C. Brown Publishers in Dubuque, IA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Pittsburgh Crawfords (Baseball team) -- History.,
    • African American baseball players -- History.,
    • Baseball -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 162) and index.

      StatementJames Bankes.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV875.P49 B36 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 173 p. :
      Number of Pages173
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1897618M
      ISBN 10069712889X
      LC Control Number90083701
      OCLC/WorldCa23883646

      When sportswriter Wendell Smith arrived at the Courier around , Pittsburgh was home to two of the greatest baseball teams of all time, both of them all black: the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the. Pittsburgh Crawfords of The team most identified as the greatest black baseball team of all-time is the Pittsburgh Crawfords. For five years, , Gus Greenlee’s Crawfords were the “Yankees of the Negro Leagues” and each year’s squad draws some votes as the greatest of all-time.

      Owned by Gus Greenlee, the Pittsburgh Crawfords played in the Negro National League in the s. They captured the league crown in with a team that included Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Satchel Crawfords played their home games at Greenlee Field.. Further Reading []. Mark Whitaker: Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black.   Charles “Teenie” Harris, Pittsburgh Crawfords manager Bobby Williams in the dugout at Forbes Field, June Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund. During the and seasons the Crawfords played their way to the top ranks of black sandlot baseball in Pittsburgh.

        “Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City” by Stefan Lorant University of Pittsburgh Book Center 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA () . Other articles where Pittsburgh Crawfords is discussed: Cool Papa Bell: Negro league teams, including the Pittsburgh Crawfords (–37), the Chicago American Giants (–43), and the Homestead Grays (–45). He was also player-manager of the Kansas City Monarchs (–50). In addition, Bell competed in the Mexican and California Winter leagues and in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.


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The Pittsburgh Crawfords were one of the Negro League's best and most exciting teams. At the heart of the line-up were five men who would go on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history; Josh Gibson, a hitting catcher who rivaled Babe Ruth; Cool Papa Bell, one of the game's fastest runners; Oscar Charleston, perhaps one of 5/5(3).

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The Pittsburgh Crawfords were one of the Negro League’s best and most exciting teams. At the heart of the line-up were five men who would go on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history; Josh Gibson, a hitting catcher who rivaled Babe Ruth; Cool Papa Bell, one of the game’s fastest runners; Oscar Charleston, perhaps one.

Pittsburgh Crawfords. Formed by Gus Greenlee from a youth team inthe new owner loaded the team with outstanding talent, including Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, and the Crawfords became a powerhouse for the following five years ().The Crawfords played as an independent infinishing with a record for the season.

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The Pittsburgh Crawfords were one of the Negro League's best and most exciting teams. At the heart of the line-up were five men who would go on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history; Josh Gibson, a hitting catcher who rivaled Babe Ruth; Cool Papa Bell, one of the game's fastest runners; Oscar Charleston, perhaps one of.

The Pittsburgh Crawfords were one of the Negro League's best and most exciting teams. At the heart of the line-up were five men who would go on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history; Josh Gibson, a hitting catcher who rivaled Babe Ruth; Cool Papa Bell, one of the game's fastest runners; Oscar Charleston, perhaps one of Author: Jim Bankes.

Pittsburgh Crawfords. From: To: Leagues: Record: - - 16 ) 3 League Championships (Pittsburgh, PA), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA) 1. 16 Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James.

The organization is named after the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame player who played for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords locally.

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The Pittsburgh Crawfords [Paperback] [March ] (Author) James Bankes5/5(3). Pittsburgh Crawfords 52 - 29 - 3 47 - 27 - 3 in the Negro National League II / (Team History) Managed by: Oscar Charleston () Top Hitter Josh Gibson.

Top Pitcher Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James. The Pittsburgh Crawfords, pictured here in this team photo taken at Ammon Field in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, featured future Hall of Fame slugger Josh Gibson (fifth from the left).

The Crawfords eventually developed into one of the best teams in baseball, peaking with a. The Negro Leagues - The Story of Black Baseball by Jacob Margolies, page hardback with jacket, © Many photos. Pittsburgh Crawfords team pictured on Rating: % positive. ’35 Pittsburgh Crawfords: One of the Greatest Teams Ever.

While researching my recent post about Satchel Paige, I discovered that the Pittsburgh Crawford from were the class of the Negro Leagues. The ‘32 and ‘35 Crawfords may have been two of the best teams ever assembled.

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The first team that he played for was the Pittsburgh Crawfords, the powerhouse of the Negro Leagues. James Bell was a member of the Crawfords from to During his time with Pittsburgh, he excelled as an outfielder and leadoff hitter.

Five years after joining the Negro Leagues, Bell chose to leave the United States to play internationally. I don't have everything in front of me to make corrections, but I believe that the origin of the Crawfords name is that they originally represented the Crawford (neighborhood) Recreation Center in amateur leagues in Pittsburgh.

The book "Sandlot Seasons," by Rob Ruck is. Pittsburgh Crawfords Teams Under the ownsership of Gus Greenlee, the Pittsburgh Crawfords were called the "Yankees of Black Baseball" and were ranked with the best teams for five season was the first great Pittsburgh Crawfords team.

Manager-firstbaseman Oscar Charleston was joined on the roster by Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, Jud Wilson, Rap Dixon and Ted "Double Duty. Posts about Pittsburgh Crawfords written by Jeremy Beer.

I had intended to include in Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player a chronology of Charleston’s life.

I thought it would be particularly helpful in Oscar’s case, given how peripatetic he was, and given the errors floating around in the online ether. Four Pittsburgh Crawfords baseball players, Peatross, Johnson, Daniels, and Atkins, standing on field, Charles "Teenie" Harris Duke Ellington at piano, with Billy Strayhorn looking on, and possibly dancer Ralph Brown on top, backstage in Stanley Theatre, ca.

–Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Pittsburgh Crawfords: Memories of Black Baseball's Most Exciting Team by James Bankes (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(2).Josh Gibson was born Decemin Buena Vista, Georgia.

He was a catcher for the Homestead Grays from to Gibson joined the Pittsburgh Crawfords from to He later returned to the Grays from to and also had a third stint with the team from to