1 Page, Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide, 1919, Grand Rapids Colored Athletics Team, Negro Baseball Leagues Archival Collection #113
Single page taken from book, with box scores of various teams, and featuring a photo with names and some stats for the Grand Rapids Colored Athletics semi-pro baseball team. Walter Coe, first African-American on G.R. police deprtment is in this photo.;There is relatively little that has survived to tell the story of segregated baseball teams in Grand Rapids. This page includes the names of players as well as a photograph of an early Grand Rapids 'Negro League' team. This will be used in the temporary exhibition 'Leagues of their Own', and may also be used for the permanent ethnic heritage exhibition.;Purchased via Ebay auction.
Purchased With Funds From Friends Of The Public Museum