|League titles||1945 • 1947|
|Negro World Series titles||1945|
The Cleveland Buckeyes were a Negro league baseball team that played from 1942 to 1950 in the Negro American League. The Buckeyes played in two Negro World Series, defeating the Washington Homestead Grays in 1945, and losing to the New York Cubans in 1947. They were based in Cincinnati for their first season and Louisville for their second-to-last season.
The Buckeyes were established in 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio as the Cincinnati Buckeyes (Ohio being the Buckeye State). The following season, owner Wilbur Hayes moved the team to Cleveland, Ohio, where they played their games at League Park.
Decline and demise
MLB throwback jerseys
On May 20, 2006, in Cleveland, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians honored the Negro league teams by wearing the uniforms of the Homestead Grays and the Cleveland Buckeyes, respectively, during an inter-league game, as well as displaying the names on the scoreboard. The Pirates won the game 9-6.
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