This collection celebrates the champions of the Negro Leagues.
The highlight of the franchise's history came in 1945, when catcher manager Quincey Trouppe led the Buckeyes to a Negro American League pennant (winning both halves of the split season and finishing with an overall 53-16 record for a .768 winning percentage and a sweep of the Homestead Grays in the Negro World Series. The Buckeyes, under Trouppe's tutelage, captured another flag in 1947 with a 54-23 record (.701 pct.) but lost the World Series to the New York Cubans in five games.
Source: James A. Riley, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994.
Officially Licensed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Mo.