1900s in the Negro Leagues
From BR Bullpen
The Cuban X-Giants ceased operations in 1907.
In a late-season series between the Chicago Cubs and Leland Giants in 1909, Joe Green broke his leg sliding into third on a stolen base, and attempted to score on the overthrow, hopping all the way on his uninjured leg. He was thrown out, but the play was lauded in the press afterward. The Cubs swept the three-game series from the Lelands, but the Lelands were competitive in every game.
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