Portland Rosebuds (baseball)

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Portland Rosebuds
Portland, Oregon
League affiliation(s)

The Portland Rosebuds, sometimes called the Portland Roses, were a baseball team owned by Jesse Owens.[1] The Rosebuds were part of the West Coast Baseball Association, an all-black league headed by Abe Saperstein, the owner of the Harlem Globetrotters.[1]

The Rosebuds played the Seattle Steelheads on their opening day, May 12, 1946 at Dudley Field in El Paso, Texas.[2] They followed opening day with two more days of games in El Paso and one in nearby Ciudad Juárez.[2]

The league was disbanded after only two months.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "West Coast Baseball Association". Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations. BookRags. 2005-02-10. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Milan Simonich (July 12, 2010). "Sun City home to the Negro Leagues for one weekend". Hidden El Paso. El Paso Times. Retrieved 2010-07-31.