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.
[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