Columbus Blue Birds
|Columbus Blue Birds
|Negro National League (II)|
Columbus Blue Birds (first half of 1933 season)
The Blue Birds, which was one of the five founder members of the second incarnation of the Negro National League, was organized under the ownership of WJ Peebles of Columbus.
Peebles was reported to have built up "a formidable aggregation" and one that was fast growing in favor in the capital city.
Columbus started the season well, but proved too weak and finished the first half of the split season in last place of the six team league with a record of 11-18.
The team was disbanded and ended up merging with the Akron Tyrites, one of the top independent Negro league teams of their day. The merged team more or less became the Cleveland Giants, which finished the season.
- Jabbo Andrews
- Ameal Brooks
- Bill Byrd
- Lou Dials
- Dizzy Dismukes
- Leroy Morney
- Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe
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- Ohio Central History