Akron Black Tyrites
LocationAkron, Ohio

The Akron Black Tyrites were a Negro league baseball team that played out another team's schedule for a portion of a single season. They were based in Akron, Ohio, and were a member team of the Negro National League (II). They are also known as the Akron Grays.[2]

The Columbus Blue Birds finished last in the first half of the 1933 season, were disbanded and ended up merging with the Tyrites, one of the top independent Negro league teams of their day.[3] The Tyrites then more or less became the Cleveland Giants, which finished out Columbus's schedule for the season. The team did not continue after 1933.


  1. ^ Lowry, Philip J. (2006). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc. p. 1. ISBN 0-8027-1562-1.
  2. ^ "Akron Grays Seamheads Profile". seamheads.com. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Tools of Ignorance Archived February 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine