Washington Potomacs

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Washington Potomacs
(1923-mid 1925)
Washington, D.C.
League affiliation(s)
Name(s)
  • Washington Potomacs (1923-1924)
  • Wilmington Potomacs (1925)

The Washington Potomacs were a Negro league baseball team in the Eastern Colored League, based in Washington, D.C., in 1924.[1] They also operated as an independent team in 1923.[2][3] In 1925 the Potomacs moved to Wilmington, Delaware where they played as the Wilmington Potomacs for the 1925 season.[4] In mid-July, George Robinson, owner of the Potomacs, announced that his team was folding and was unable to complete the season. The league contracted to seven teams and the Potomacs players were dispersed to other teams.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1924 Washington Potomacs
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6. 
  3. ^ 1923 Washington Potomacs
  4. ^ "Eastern Leaders Meet to Draw up 1925 Schedule: League Heads Hold Pow-Wow: Eastern League Solons Meet in Philadelphia to Map Plans for Coming Season: Umpires to Rotate: Commission Sanctions Removal of D.C. Potomacs to Wilmington", The Afro-American, p. 6, January 31, 1925, retrieved November 12, 2012 
  5. ^ "Wilmington Potomacs Break Up: Players Go to Other Clubs", The Afro-American, p. 7, July 25, 1925, retrieved November 17, 2012 ; "Eastern League Plans to Wind up with Seven Clubs", The Afro-American, p. 7, July 25, 1925, retrieved November 17, 2012 

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