Cleveland Browns Baseball Team

From Ohio History Central

The Cleveland Browns was a professional African-American baseball team.

During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, professional baseball teams and leagues were segregated. African Americans did not play on teams with white players. White teams and black teams did not play 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 Cleveland Browns played its home games in Cleveland, Ohio. The team played in the Negro National League. Established in 1924, the Cleveland Browns played only one season before disbanding.

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