1944 Negro World Series

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1944 Negro World Series
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 Games
Washington Homestead Grays  8 6 9 0 4 4
Birmingham Black Barons  3 1 0 6 2 1
Location
Format Best-of-seven
Managers
Dates September 17–24
Hall of Famers Washington: Cool Papa Bell, Ray Brown,
Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Jud Wilson
Negro World Series

In the 1944 Negro World Series, the Washington Homestead Grays, champions of the Negro National League were matched against the Birmingham Black Barons, champions of the Negro American League, for the second year in a row. The Grays won the series again, four games to one.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holway, John B. (2001), The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues: The Other Half of Baseball History, Fern Park, FL: Hastings House Publishers, pp. 418–419, ISBN 0803820070 
  2. ^ "Gray Homers Win First World Series Tilt, 8–3", The Afro-American, p. 18, September 23, 1944, retrieved January 4, 2013 
  3. ^ "Grays Take 4 Out of 5 to Cop World Series", The Afro-American, p. 18, September 30, 1944, retrieved January 4, 2013