1948 Negro World Series

The 1948 Negro World Series was the final Negro World Series.[1] The Washington Homestead Grays, champions of the Negro National League, beat the Birmingham Black Barons, champions of the Negro American League, four games to one.[2][3][4][5] The Black Barons featured the 17-year-old Willie Mays in his first professional season.[1]

1948 Negro World Series
Teams12345*Games
Washington Homestead Grays 35314104
Birmingham Black Barons 234161
* indicates extra innings
Location
FormatBest-of-seven
Managers
DatesSeptember 26–October 5
Hall of FamersWashington: Buck Leonard
Birmingham: Willie Mays
Negro World Series
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Klima, John (2009), Willie's Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9780470400135
  2. ^ Holway, John B. (2001), The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues: The Other Half of Baseball History, Fern Park, FL: Hastings House Publishers, pp. 459–460, ISBN 0803820070
  3. ^ "Grays Score First Win in World Series", The Afro-American, p. 9, October 2, 1948, retrieved January 5, 2013 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Grays Hold 3–1 Lead in Series", The Afro-American, p. 8, October 9, 1948, retrieved January 5, 2013 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Grays Win, 10–6 in World Series", The Afro-American, p. 8, October 16, 1948, retrieved January 5, 2013 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)