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Harrisburg Giants

Type: 

Roadside

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 & Rap Dixon. They played here at Island Park through 1957.

Dedication Date: 

08/18/2005

Location

Roadway between Walnut St. Bridge and Commerce Bank Park, City Island, Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.26

Longitude: 

-76.89