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Left to right: Hoss Walker, Frazier Robinson, Johnny Hayes, and Vic Harris. "Catchers, Elite Giants," May 1949. Photograph by Paul Henderson. Paul Henderson Photograph Collection. HEN.00.A1-053, MdHS.

The Negro Baseball Leagues and the Baltimore Elite Giants

Baseball is not a new game. Baseball players battled each other as early as the middle of the 19th century, although the game was quite different from today’s.  As early as the 1860s, men played baseball on an open lot on Baltimore’s Madison Avenue near Druid Hill Park. Catchers had no protective gear; a ball [...]

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