Joe Green (baseball, born 1878)

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Charles Albert "Joe" Green
Born: (1878-07-26)July 26, 1878
Chicago, Illinois, US
Died: September 18, 1962(1962-09-18) (aged 84)
Chicago, Illinois, US
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Independent Negro League debut
1902, for the Chicago Columbia Giants
Last Negro National League appearance
1921, for the Chicago Giants
As Player

As Manager

Charles Albert "Joe" Green (July 26, 1878 – September 18, 1962) was an African-American baseball Outfielder and Manager in the pre-Negro leagues.

"Joe" Green or "Greenie" began his baseball career with the Chicago Clippers in 1900.[5]

In 1903, he played for the Columbia Giants, then the Chicago Union Giants,[1] the Leland Giants, then spent most of the rest of his playing career for the Chicago Giants where he also managed the team. He took over the team after Frank Leland died on November 14, 1914.[6]

Later in his life, Joe Green put his own name on the team, calling them "Joe Green's Chicago Giants," a team typically made up of popular ex-players of the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues.


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