Cleveland Cubs

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1931 Cleveland Cubs / Franchise: Cleveland Cubs / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 23-22, Finished 2nd in Negro National League (1931 NL)

Managed by Joe Hewitt


History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

In 1931, Tom Wilson moved the Nashville Elite Giants to Cleveland, OH and renamed them the Cleveland Cubs. The Cubs became the 6th sub-.500 team in the Negro National League from the city, finishing last despite the best record yet at 25-28 for manager Joe Hewitt. The star was Satchel Paige, who went 6-3 before jumping to the Pittsburgh Crawfords. After the season, the club returned to Nashville, TN.