Baltimore Elite Giants

Elite Giants, Negro League baseball team, HEN.09.10-016

In 1929, the Elite Giants joined the Negro National League. Beginning in Nashville, Tennessee, the team moved to Detroit, Michigan, Columbus Ohio, and Washington, D.C. before settling on the east side of Baltimore in May 1938. Later, the team moved to south Baltimore’s Westport Ball Park.

Image information:
[Elite Giants, Negro League Baseball team, group portrait]
Not dated (circa 1938)
Paul Henderson, 1899-1988
Digital archival print from 8 in. x 10 in. acetate negative
Paul Henderson Photograph Collection, HEN.09.10-016

Top row, left: Joe Black; Leroy Ferrell; Charles (Specs) Davidson; Lenny Pearson; Al Wilmore; Bob Romby; Johnny Hayes; Jim Gilliam; Jesse (Hoss) Walker;
Bottom row: Butch Davis; Silvester Rodgers; Henry Kimbro; Vic Harris; Henry Bayliss; Henry (Frazier) Robinson; Frank Russell; Tom (Pee Wee) Butts; Leon Day

More photographs of the Baltimore Elite Giants by Paul Henderson:


  1. Love you blog especially =Elite Giants pic.
    I am daughter of one of the members of the team and enjoy see and reading about Elite Giants. My father would be so proud.


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