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1921 Championship Series: Hilldale Club def. Chicago American Giants, 3-2-1

The Negro National League began play in 1920 with teams primarily in the Midwest. The major teams on the East Coast did not formally organize until 1923 with the formation of the Eastern Colored League. Following the 1921 NNL season, the NNL champion Chicago American Giants (CAG) traveled to the East Coast and faced off with the Hilldale Club (HIL), headquarted in Darby, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, who were widely considered to be the best team in the East. The Hilldale Club prevailed in the best-of-five series, 3 games to 2 with one tie.



Newspaper box scores of this era frequently omitted batter at bats. Pitcher details were also sometimes omitted. Some of these details have been deduced in the box scores shown here.

October 4, 1921 at Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CAG  200 200 010   5  7  1
HIL  200 000 000   2  5  4
WP: Holland, LP: Flournoy
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October 5, 1921 at Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CAG  210 000 000   3  6  2
HIL  030 001 00x   4  9  2
WP: Cockrell, LP: Johnson
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October 10, 1921 at Harlan Field, Wilmington, Delaware
HIL  010 000 100   2  6  0
CAG  300 020 00x   5  7  0
WP: Holland, LP: Whitworth
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October 12, 1921 at Third Street and Erie Avenue Grounds, Camden, New Jersey
CAG  011 000 021   5  8  1
HIL  000 031 010   5 11  1
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October 13, 1921 at Hilldale Park, Darby, Pennsylvania
CAG  230 000 0   5  6  1
HIL  001 293 x  15 12  1
WP: Cockrell, LP: Williams
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October 15, 1921 at Hilldale Park, Darby, Pennsylvania
CAG  000 001 000   1  5  1
HIL  040 102 00x   7 11  2
WP: Whitworth, LP: Holland
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