Negro Southern League

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Negro Leagues in the south were far less organized and lucrative than those in the north due to Jim Crow legislation. Tom Wilson organized the Negro Southern League in 1920. It reached its peak in 1932 when it was the only Negro league to complete the year after the East-West League folded in mid-summer. Many of the teams left the league in later years, seeking the brighter pastures of the Negro American League.

On December 16, 2020, the Negro Southern League of 1932 was one of seven Negro Leagues to be recognized by Major League Baseball as a major league. See 1932 Negro Southern League for details.



Further Reading[edit]

  • William J. Plott: The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920–1951, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-7544-5

Negro Leagues

Major Leagues
American Negro League East-West League Eastern Colored League Negro American League Negro National League Negro Southern League

Other Leagues: League of Colored Baseball Clubs | West Coast Negro Baseball League
Integrated Leagues (Pre-1947): Middle States League | Nebraska State League

Related Articles: East-West Game | Negro World Series | Special Committee on the Negro Leagues | 2006 Special Committee on the Negro Leagues Election
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