From Ohio History Central
The Toledo Crawfords 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 Toledo Crawfords was a professional African-American baseball team that played its home games in Toledo, Ohio. The team played in the Negro American League. The Toledo Crawfords played during the 1939 season in Toledo and then relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana. There the club became known as the Indianapolis Crawfords.