Pittsburgh Crawfords

From BR Bullpen

Owned by Gus Greenlee, the Pittsburgh Crawfords played in the Negro National League in the 1930s. They captured the league crown in 1935 with a team that included Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Satchel Paige. The Crawfords played their home games at Greenlee Field.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin, eds.: Pride of Smoketown: the 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2020. ISBN 978-1-970159-25-7
  • Mark Whitaker: Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2018. ISBN 9781501122392