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In 1931, Tom Wilson moved the Nashville Elite Giants to Cleveland, OH and renamed them the Cleveland Cubs. The Cubs became the 6th sub-.500 team in the Negro National League from the city, finishing last despite the best record yet at 25-28 for manager Joe Hewitt. The star was Satchel Paige, who went 6-3 before jumping to the Pittsburgh Crawfords. After the season, the club returned to Nashville, TN.

Sources: "The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues" by James Riley, "The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues" by John Holway

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