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1930

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Team was sponsored by local African-American business owner Frank L. Turner. Team purportedly played local African-American and white teams as well as regional and national teams that scheduled games while traveling on the circuit. They allegedly played Satchell Paige, the famous Negro Leagues star, at Mount Vernon Athletic Park. See interview with George Booker, brother of team member Herbert Booker, who saw this team perform.; Photo of James "Rags" Smith taken from group photo of the Mount Vernon Giants, local African-American baseball team, ca. 1930

Coverage-Spatial

Mount Vernon, Ohio; Knox County, Ohio

Coverage-Temporal

ca. 1930

Format Medium

Photograph

Keywords

African American baseball players, Negro leagues, Baseball, Barnstormers, Mount Vernon Giants, Smith, James "Rags"

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