Harrisburg Giants

Harrisburg Giants (HM4CA)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17101 Dauphin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 15.343', W 76° 53.299'

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Harrisburg-based Negro League baseball team founded around 1900 and operated by Colonel William Strothers until his death in 1933. One of 27 major Negro League teams across the nation, the Giants finished in second place in the Eastern Colored League in 1925. Among well-known players were Hall-of Famer Oscar Charleston, Spottswood Poles, Ben Taylor, John Beckwith, Fats Jenkins and Rap Dixon. They played here at Island Park through 1957.
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HM NumberHM4CA
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 339411 N 4457850
Decimal Degrees40.25571667, -76.88831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.343', W 76° 53.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 20.58" N, 76° 53' 17.94" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 228-398 Championship Way, Harrisburg PA 17101, US
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