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Atlanta Black Crackers

City:

Atlanta, Georgia

League(s):

Independent, Negro Southern League, Negro American League

Team Notes:

During the 1920s the Black Crackers played their home games at Ponce de Leon Park, the home park of their Southern League counterparts, the Atlanta Crackers. Most of the team’s seasons after 1920 were spent in the Negro Southern League, but the 1938 season found the Black Crackers representing the “Phoenix of the South” in the Negro American League.

After winning the NAL’s second half in 1938 the Black Crackers were set to take on the first hafl winners, Memphis Red Sox, for the league championship. Scheduling problems and controversies caused the series to be cancelled before it was completed with each team declaring themselves champions.

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