Newark Browns
(1932)
Bloomfield, New Jersey
League affiliation(s)
Ballpark(s)
General Electric Field

The Newark Browns were a Negro league baseball team in the East-West League, based in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in 1932.[1][2] They played their home games at General Electric Field.[3]

1932 season

The Browns were the final team to join the East-West League in March 1932.[4] They were managed by John Beckwith.[5] On April 13, the Browns' roster was announced, featuring outfielders Paul Arnold, Willie Gray, and Oscar Johnson, infielders Earl Davis, Frank McCoy and Jasper Washington, and pitchers Chet Brewer, Percy Miller and Nip Winters.[6] Early in the season, two pitchers and infielder Dick Seay all jumped from the Browns to other clubs in the league.[7] Their first league game was against the Baltimore Black Sox on May 28.[8] However, the club canceled a game on June 9 against the Hilldale Club,[9] and after only a handful of East-West games, the team dropped from the league and decided to continue play as an independent club.[10]

References

  1. ^ 1932 Newark Browns
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
  3. ^ "Newark Opens With Red Caps". Pittsburgh Courier. April 30, 1932. p. 15. Retrieved February 6, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "League Now Completed - No New York Entry". The New York Age. 1932-03-12. p. 6. Retrieved 2022-02-06 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Newark Browns at Seamheads". seamheads.com. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  6. ^ "Browns Will Face Towners Prepared". The Daily Record (Long Branch, New Jersey). 1932-04-14. p. 10. Retrieved 2022-02-06 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Dial, Lewis (May 21, 1932). "New League Follows Trail Of Old". The New York Age. p. 6. Retrieved February 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Newark Browns to Meet Black Sox". Asbury Park Press. May 28, 1932. p. 11. Retrieved February 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Newark Browns Come to Grief in Cleveland". Asbury Park Press. June 8, 1932. p. 13. Retrieved February 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Passaic Pros to Break Into Fast Company". Herald News. June 10, 1932. p. 19. Retrieved February 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.