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East-West All-Star Game
The Negro League's Best Of The Best
Only 27 Negro League players had the honor of being elected to an East-West All-Star Game squad 5 or more times during the heyday of this annual classic. Who were they? More...
Negro League History 101
Negro League History 101
Need an introduction to the Negro Baseball Leagues? For those who are just discovering the story of the Negro League baseball we have prepared a primer on this fascinating part of American sports and cultural history. More...


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Question: Which team was the best Negro League team ever?

Answer:

Like everything else in baseball, picking one team and labeling it the "best" is always a matter that gives rise to controversy. However, most historians would likely agree that the 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords was the best team ever fielded in the Negro Leagues...or, for that matter, in any league!

The Crawfords of 1935 featured no fewer than 5 future Hall-Of-Famers in its lineup: Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, James "Cool Papa" Bell, Oscar Charleston and Judy Johnson.


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