Indianapolis ABCs (1931–1933)
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The Indianapolis ABCs, later briefly the Detroit Stars, were a major Negro league baseball team that played in three different leagues in each of its three seasons in existence from 1931 through 1933.
Five years after the demise of the original Indianapolis ABCs, Candy Jim Taylor brought Negro league baseball back to Indianapolis and organized a new franchise called the ABCs. They played in the original Negro National League's final season in 1931, when the league collapsed. They then joined the Negro Southern League for 1932. In 1933, Taylor brought the ABCs into Gus Greenlee's new Negro National League for its inaugural season. However, the Cole's American Giants moved their 1933 home games to Indianapolis (and to the ABCs home field) due to a lease dispute with their Chicago ballpark. Low attendance led Taylor to move the club to Detroit shortly after opening day.