African American Baseball in Philadelphia

African American Baseball in Philadelphia (HM1JUX)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19131 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.657', W 75° 12.814'

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For 85 years, starting with the Pythians and Excelsiors in 1867, Black ball clubs were a significant part of the Philadelphia scene. The Giants, formed 1902, were soon "World's Colored Champions." The Hilldales, Eastern Colored League Champions, 1923-25, won the Colored World Series, 1925. The Philadelphia Stars from 1933-52; they were in the Negro National League, 1933-48, & many of their games took place at this site.
Year Placed1998
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 481764 N 4425294
Decimal Degrees39.97761667, -75.21356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.657', W 75° 12.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 39.42" N, 75° 12' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1572-1598 Pennsylvania 3005, Philadelphia PA 19131, US
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