Originally Posted by Dto7
Thanks and I have seen these photos before. The caption saying "Organized in 1883" is wrong. By 1906 the Cuban Giants were no longer the premier black team.
Owner/Manager John M. Bright kept the team going from 1886 or 1887 to 1913 when he passed away. He witnessed discrimination, racism, and plenty of barriers put up by organized baseball to prevent black ballplayers from playing in white leagues. At times Bright went on the field and took the place of a racist umpire or took his players off the field in protest.
"He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
"You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."