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1948 Negro League World Series: Homestead Grays (NNL) def. Birmingham Black Barons (NAL), 4 games to 1

The 1948 season was the final season for the Negro National League and, hence, the Negro League World Series. The NNL and Homestead Grays went out as champions.

With the integration of the previously white major leagues in 1947, the attention of much of the African-American press shifted from the Negro Leagues to the newly integrated American and National Leagues. This is perhaps most evident in the coverage of the Negro League World Series. To date, a newspaper box score has only been found for one of the five games of the 1948 Negro League World Series, Homestead's Game One victory in Kansas City.

Here is what we know so far about the 1948 Negro World Series.



September 26, 1948 at Blues Stadium (Municipal Stadium), Kansas City, Kansas
BIR  010 000 010   2  8  1
HOM  030 000 00x   3  6  1
WP: Alexander, LP: Newberry
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September 29, 1948 at Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama
HOM  000 005 000   5  9  2
BIR  020 000 001   3  6  0
WP: Thurman, LP: Powell
No box score found yet


September 30, 1948 at Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama
HOM  000 100 020   3  9  0
BIR  001 002 001   4 10  0
WP: Greason, LP: Alexander
No box score found yet


October 3, 1948 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana
BIR  000 100 000   1  7  2
HOM  040 530 02x  14 19  1
WP: Fields, LP: Greason
No box score found yet


October 5, 1948 at Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama
HOM  200 003 001 4  10 16  3
BIR  010 120 020 0   6 12  4
WP: Walker, LP: Greason
No box score found yet

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