West Coast Negro Baseball League

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West Coast Negro Baseball League
SportNegro league baseball
No. of teams6
CountryUnited States
ClassificationMinor league

The West Coast Negro Baseball League (WCNBL) was a Negro baseball league which operated in 1946. It was founded by Abe Saperstein and Jesse Owens. It is considered a minor league as it did not compete for talent with the established Negro National League or Negro American League. The teams that played with the WCNBL had sometimes did horse races to entertain their viewers in Doubleheader Games. By the time the WCNBL was organized, quality black talent was beginning to be siphoned off by white leagues due to Jackie Robinson's breaking of the baseball color line the same year. After two months of the league being created, it had been disbanded and the league no longer existed.


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