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Interracial Baseball Games: 1934

Game accounts for two sets of interracial contests are included here for 1934.

First, Dizzy and Paul Dean, fresh off of a combined 49 regular-season wins and a World Series championship, barnstormed through the East and Midwest. They did not necessarily have a complete barnstorming "team", often hooking up with local teams for these competitions, such as the Brooklyn Bushwicks (BKB) and Chicago Mills (CHM). For other games, they are simply referred to here as the Dizzy Dean All Stars (ASD). Their competition mostly consisted of existing Negro League teams, including the Kansas City Monarchs (KCM), Pittsburgh Crawfords (PTC), and New York Black Yankees (NY5). In at least one game, however, their opposition was a mix of Negro League stars (NNS). We are aware of at least six games played between a white team headlined by the Dean brothers and a Negro League team. We have found box scores for four of these games.

The other set of interracial games here were played as part of the California Winter League. A Negro League All-Star team organized by Tom Wilson, owner of the Nashville Elite Giants, participated in this league. This team was alternately referred to in the press as either the "Royal Giants" - a reference to the Philadelphia Royal Giants, a long-time Negro League barnstorming team with no known connection to Philadelphia - or the "Elite Giants", in reference to Wilson's Nashville Elite Giants. This team is referred to here as the Philadelphia Royal Giants (PRG) as their roster differed considerably from the regular-season roster of the Nashville Elite Giants (NSH). Their white opponents in the California Winter League included Joe Pirrone's All Stars (PIR) and the White Kings (WHK).

In addition to these two sets of games, the Baltimore Black Sox also played a team that was touted as "All Stars" in the local press. These games were not included here as the overall quality of the teams was not necessarily "major league".

The eleven games for which box scores were created are summarized below with links to box scores. In addition, play-by-play accounts were found for six of these games. Five of these play-by-play accounts come from the California Eagle and one comes from the Chicago Defender. The box score files, event files, and team rosters for these games can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.



October 12, 1934 at Muehlebach Field, Kansas City, Missouri
KCM  010 101 301   7 14  1
ASD  000 000 000   0  4  3
WP: Cooper, LP: P. Dean
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October 13, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
PIR  100 102 010    5 10  1
PRG  300 303 50x   14 18  0
WP: Carter, LP: McDonald
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October 14, 1934 at Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
KCM  101 100 000    3  8  2
CHM  033 200 40x   12 14  5
WP: D. Dean, LP: Brewer
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October 14, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
PIR  000 010 010   2  4  4
PRG  041 100 10x   7  8  0
WP: Porter, LP: French
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October 17, 1934 at Dexter Park, New York, New York
NY5  000 100 113   6  8  0
BKB  000 000 000   0  7  2
WP: Stanley, LP: D. Dean
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October 20, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
WHK  000 001 001   2  3  1
PRG  100 020 01x   4  7  0
WP: Carter, LP: Ballou
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October 21, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
WHK  022 101 000 01  7 15  2
PRG  110 120 100 00  6 13  3
WP: Thurston, LP: Porter
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October 23, 1934 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ASD  110 010 000   3  6  0
NNS  000 100 03x   4 10  1
WP: Hunter, LP: Semler
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October 27, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
PIR  201 000 410   8 11  2
PRG  510 000 21x   9 14  0
WP: Carter, LP: Stine
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October 28, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
PIR  000 000 310   4  8  1
PRG  010 002 03x   6  8  1
WP: Porter, LP: Garland
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November 4, 1934 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California
WHK  000 000 200   2  7  2
PRG  221 031 04x  13 17  2
WP: Porter, LP: Thurston
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