Negro National Baseball Association

The Negro National Baseball Association was a minor league organized in 1954. The league was one of the several Negro leagues and operated near the end of the era in which organized baseball was segregated and after the integration of Major League Baseball. The Negro National Baseball Association was an eight-team league, with the league franchises based in North Carolina and Virginia. Spencer Davis was the league president.

Negro National Baseball Association
ClassificationMinor League Baseball (1954)
SportNegro league baseball
First season1954
PresidentSpencer Davis
No. of teams8
CountryUnited States of America
Most titlesUnknown

History edit

The Negro National Baseball Association was founded in the spring of 1954, with the league schedule first announced on April 13, 1954. League games were scheduled on Sundays through July 4, 1954.[1][2] Officials for the league were President Spencer Davis of Winston-Salem; Vice-president Lamar Gordon of Durham; Secretary James Austin of Greensboro and Treasurer Garfield Campbell of High High Point. The league member teams were the Charlotte Red Sox, Danville Stars, Durham Rams, Greensboro Red Wings, High Point Red Sox, Statesville, Whiteville Tigers and Winston-Salem Pond Giants. The Lexington Miners, Raleigh Tigers and Wilmington Clippers franchises submitted applications, but were not chosen for league play.[1]

The league openers were scheduled on Sunday May 2, 1954, with four games: Winston-Salem at Durham; Greensboro at Whiteville; High Point at Danville and Charlotte at Statesville.[2]

The league standings on June 12, 1954, showed the Greensboro Red Wings in first place with a record of 10–1. Greensboro was followed by Winston-Salem (8–3), Durham (6–6), Charlotte (4–6), Statesville (3–5), Whiteville (2–5), Danville (2–5) and High Point (2–6) in the standings on that date.[1][3]

The final standings and statistics of eight–team are unknown.[1]

1954 Negro National Baseball Association teams edit

Team name City represented Year active
Charlotte Red Sox Charlotte, North Carolina 1954
Danville Stars Danville, Virginia 1954
Durham Rams Durham, North Carolina 1954
Greensboro Red Wings Greensboro, North Carolina 1954
High Point Red Sox High Point, North Carolina 1954
Statesville Statesville, North Carolina 1954
Whiteville Tigers Whiteville, North Carolina 1954
Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1954


Standing & statistics edit

The final standings and statistics for the 1954 Negro Southeastern League are unknown.[1][5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Negro National Baseball Association (1954)" (PDF). Center for Negro League Baseball Research.
  2. ^ a b "Diamond Loop Releases Slate". Baltimore Afro American. April 13, 1954. p. 19. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Standings". Washington Afro American. June 12, 1954. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Negro "Minor" League Teams" (PDF). Center for Negro League Baseball Research.
  5. ^ "Center for Negro League Baseball Research > Home".

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