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 Samuel Payne taken from group photo of the Mount Vernon Giants, local African-American baseball team, ca. 1930.
Mount Vernon, Ohio; Knox County, Ohio
African American baseball players, Negro leagues, Baseball, Barnstormers, Mount Vernon Giants, Payne, Samuel