Portland Rosebuds (baseball)
The Portland Rosebuds, sometimes called the Portland Roses, were a baseball team owned by Jesse Owens. The Rosebuds were part of the West Coast Baseball Association, an all-black league headed by Abe Saperstein, the owner of the Harlem Globetrotters.
The Rosebuds played the Seattle Steelheads on their opening day, May 12, 1946 at Dudley Field in El Paso, Texas. They followed opening day with two more days of games in El Paso and one in nearby Ciudad Juárez.
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- 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.
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