1933 Negro National League
The 1933 Negro National League marked the return of the Negro National League name. While the 1920s edition of the NNL was a midwestern league, anchored by Chicago and Kansas City, the second edition was an eastern circuit primarily, with cities like Pittsburgh, New York and Baltimore. The 1933 NNL did still have a midwestern contingent, though. The league's first season had plenty of issues, with only three teams (Chicago, which had to move to Indianapolis; Pittsburgh; Nashville) surviving the full year. The Homestead Grays were expelled mid-season for raiding Detroit of players, Indianapolis had to move to Detroit due to poor attendance and teams in Akron and Cleveland not lasting.
|2||Chicago American Giants||64||41||22||1||.651||0.5|
|5||Nashville Elite Giants||42||19||22||1||.463||11.5|
|8||Columbus Blue Birds||42||15||27||0||.357||16.0|
|9||Indianapolis ABCs/Detroit Stars||48||17||31||0||.354||17.0|
- The Homestead Grays were expelled from the league for raiding the Detroit Stars; Cleveland, Akron, Baltimore, Columbus and Detroit/Indianapolis did not complete the season
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The first East-West Game was held at Comiskey Park September 10. In the 1933 East-West Game, the NNL had most of the players on both the East and West teams. The West prevailed, 11-7, with Chicago's Willie Foster getting a complete-game win.