Negro Southern League

From BR Bullpen

Negro Leagues in the south were far less organized and lucrative than those in the north due to Jim Crow legislation. Tom Wilson organized the Negro Southern League in 1920. It reached its peak in 1932 when it was the only Negro league to complete the year after the East-West League folded in mid-summer. Many of the teams left the league in later years, seeking the brighter pastures of the Negro American League.



Chicago, IL
Cole's American Giants
Columbus, OH
Columbus Turfs; the Louisville Black Caps moved to Columbus during the 1933 season
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis ABC's
Knoxville, TN
Louisville, KY
Louisville Black Caps; moved to Columbus and became the Columbus Turfs during the 1932 season
Memphis, TN
Memphis Red Sox
Monroe, LA
Monroe Monarchs
Montgomery, AL
Montgomery Grey Sox
Nashville, TN
Nashville Elite Giants

Further Reading[edit]

  • William J. Plott: The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920–1951, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-7544-5

Negro Leagues

American Negro League East-West League Eastern Colored League League of Colored Baseball Clubs Negro American League Negro National League Negro Southern League West Coast Negro Baseball League
Integrated Leagues (Pre-1947): Middle States League | Nebraska State League

Related Articles: East-West Game | Negro World Series | Special Committee on the Negro Leagues | 2006 Special Committee on the Negro Leagues Election
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