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The Denver Post Tournament was organized in the 1920s as a top semipro competition, akin to the National Baseball Congress World Series. Sponsored by the Denver Post, it featured ten teams playing over ten days. Players could not have appeared in Organized Baseball for over a year. In the late 1930s, Negro League players came to raise the level of the competition. Unlike the National Baseball Congress event, the Denver Post tournament is long gone, having peaked in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Performers in the event included Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Rogers Hornsby, Buck Leonard, Cool Papa Bell, Sammy T. Hughes, Leroy Matlock, Schoolboy Griffith, Sammy Bankhead, Pat Patterson, Sammy Hale, Sammy Baugh, Vic Harris, Wild Bill Wright, Ray Brown, Lonnie Goldstein, John Pickett, George Jefferson, Jack Marshall, Felton Snow, Bill Perkins and Buster Haywood.

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