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A team that was formerly the Columbus Elite Giants moved to Washington, DC in 1936. They lasted there just two seasons, before moving to their final home as the Baltimore Elite Giants. The first year, they went 21-24 under player-manager Felton Snow. OF Wild Bill Wright (.356) led the Negro National League with 7 triples, 1B Shifty Jim West hit .354 and Bill Byrd went 10-5 for the club.

In 1937, Snow's club finished third at 27-17. West (.373), Snow (.336) and Wright (.370) provided solid offense, with Wright finishing among the league leaders in almost every offensive statistic. Byrd (9-6, 4.39 RA) remained their workhorse.

Source: The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway

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