During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, professional baseball teams and leagues were segregated. Whites prohibited African Americans from playing on teams with white players and usually prevented white teams and black teams from playing in the same professional leagues. As a result of this segregation, there were separate leagues and teams for whites and blacks in professional baseball's early decades.
The Cincinnati Tigers was a professional African-American baseball team in Cincinnati, Ohio. William DeHart Hubbard founded the team in 1934. In 1937, the Cincinnati Tigers joined the Negro American League. The Cincinnati Tigers was one of the charter teams of the Negro American League. The Tigers played their home games at Crosley Field in Cincinnati and used discarded Cincinnati Reds uniforms. The Tigers disbanded at the end of the 1937 season.