Difference between revisions of "Cincinnati Cuban Stars"

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<p>During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, professional baseball teams and leagues were segregated. Whites prohibited African Americans from playing on teams with white players and usually prevented white teams and black teams from playing in the same professional leagues. As a result of this segregation, there were separate leagues and teams for whites and blacks in professional baseball's early decades.</p>   
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<p>During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, American professional baseball teams and leagues were segregated. Whites prohibited African Americans and Latin Americans from playing on teams with white players, and usually prohibited white teams and black teams from playing in the same professional leagues. Teams comprised of African American or Latin American players played in the United States Negro League.</p>   
<p>The Cincinnati Cuban Stars was a professional African-American baseball team in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team played in the Negro National League. The Cuban Stars originally played in Havana, Cuba. The team came to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1921. The team played all of its games on the road in 1921 since it did not have a place to play in Cincinnati. In 1922, the team moved to New York, New York, where it became known as the New York Cuban Stars. In 1923, the team split into the Cuban Stars East and the Cuban Stars West. Both of these teams were disbanded by the end of the 1930 season.</p>  <br />
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<p>The Cuban Stars was a Cuban professional baseball team who played in the Midwestern United States, and was at one point based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cuban Stars were originally a traveling team, only playing games on the road. The Cuban Stars played primarily in the Midwest and in 1916 became known as the Cuban Stars (West), as another Cuban team on the east coast became increasingly popular, which became the Cuban Stars (East). The Cuban Stars (West) played in the Negro National League in the United States starting in 1920. The Cuban Stars used the Cincinnati Reds' home field, Redland Field, as their home field when the Reds were away, but used Redland Field as its home field for the entire 1921 season, earning the team name the Cincinnati Cubans.</p>  <br />
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Latest revision as of 15:22, 2 April 2018

During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, American professional baseball teams and leagues were segregated. Whites prohibited African Americans and Latin Americans from playing on teams with white players, and usually prohibited white teams and black teams from playing in the same professional leagues. Teams comprised of African American or Latin American players played in the United States Negro League.

The Cuban Stars was a Cuban professional baseball team who played in the Midwestern United States, and was at one point based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cuban Stars were originally a traveling team, only playing games on the road. The Cuban Stars played primarily in the Midwest and in 1916 became known as the Cuban Stars (West), as another Cuban team on the east coast became increasingly popular, which became the Cuban Stars (East). The Cuban Stars (West) played in the Negro National League in the United States starting in 1920. The Cuban Stars used the Cincinnati Reds' home field, Redland Field, as their home field when the Reds were away, but used Redland Field as its home field for the entire 1921 season, earning the team name the Cincinnati Cubans.


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