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From BR Bullpen
The Hilldale Daisies, owned for most of their lifespan by Ed Bolden, were Negro League powerhouses in the 1920s. They won the first three pennants in the Eastern Colored League; in 1924 they lost a close match-up with the Kansas City Monarchs in the first Negro World Series. The next year they beat the Monarchs 5 games to 1, the only ECL team to topple a Negro National League champ in the Series. Franchise players included Judy Johnson, Phil Cockrell, Biz Mackey and Louis Santop. The most prominent player to appear in a Hilldale uniform was Oscar Charleston.
 Further Reading
- Larry Lester: Baseball's First Colored World Series: The 1924 Meeting of the Hilldale Giants and the Kansas City Monarchs, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2006.
- Neil Lanctot: Fair Dealing and Clean Playing: The Hilldale Club and the Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910–1932, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2007 (originally published in 1994)