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)