The Algona Brownies were an independent interracial baseball team that played in the 1902 and 1903 seasons. They were based in Algona, Iowa, and was primarily made up of former members of the Chicago Unions, Columbia Giants, and Chicago Union Giants teams.
During their second and final season, the team makeup changed from having both black and white players to a team of only black players. That year, their final year, they won the Western championship, defeating the Chicago Union Giants in a challenge playoff.
Some of the regular players were:
- Sherman Barton, 1902-1903, outfield 
- Pete Burns, 1902-1903, catcher and outfield
- Johnny Davis, 1903
- Joe Herald, 1905, Catcher 
- Billy Holland, 1903, pitcher
- Will Horn, 1902-1903, pitcher
- Alexander Irwin, 1903
- Chappie Johnson, 1902-1904, catcher 
- Albert Edward Jones, 1897, Pitcher
- Bert Jones, 1903
- Willis Jones, 1903
- Mike Moore, 1902-1903, outfield 
- George Richardson, 1902-1903, SS and 2B 
- Ginny Robinson, 1903
- Dangerfield Talbert, 1903
- Albert Toney, 1903
- Bert Watkins, 1905, Pitcher 
- "Algona Brownies Win the Big Game" Webster City Tribune, Webster City, IA, Page 12, Columns 4 and 5
- "The Brownies Won" Iowa State Bystander, Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, June 16, 1905, Page 1, Column 2"
- "Algona 3, Webster City 0" Evening Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa, Friday, September 12, 1902, Page 3, Column 4
- "A Good Coach" Iowa State Bystander, Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, April 29, 1904, Page 1, Column 4
- Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
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