St. Paul Gophers
From BR Bullpen
The St. Paul Gophers were the only significant Negro League team from either St. Paul, MN or Minneapolis, MN. They went 3-2 against other top black teams in their best and last season, 1909, and claimed to be the western champions, a claim also made by the Kansas City Giants. Steel Arm Taylor went 2-1 for the team, which also featured his brother, Candy Jim Taylor (.188), at shortstop.
 Further Reading
- Todd Peterson: "Can You Hear the Noise?: the 1909 St. Paul Gophers", in The Baseball Research Journal, Number 36 (2007), SABR, Cleveland, OH, pp. 33-43.