Newark Stars
Newark, New Jersey
League affiliation(s)

The Newark Stars were a Negro league baseball team in the Eastern Colored League, based in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926.[1][2] The team's owner was Wilbur Crelin and its manager and third baseman was Andy Harris.[3] The team featured outfielder Charlie Mason and second baseman George Scales; the other players were largely castoffs of other Eastern Colored League teams. Sol White, in his last appearance in uniform after a career spanning nearly 40 years in professional baseball, served as a bench coach. They played at Davids' Stadium (later known as Ruppert Stadium), the home of the Newark Bears of the International League. The Stars disbanded mid-season, and only won one game, while losing 10.[4][5]


  1. ^ 1926 Newark Stars
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
  3. ^ "Lloyd Will Manage N.Y. Lincoln Giants: Dick Lundy Will Assume Reins Dropped by 'Old Master' at Seashore", The Afro-American, p. 9, March 20, 1926
  4. ^ Lawrence, David; Denaro, Dom (2003), Eastern Colored League, South San Francisco, CA: AJ Publishing, pp. 52–53
  5. ^ "1926 Newark Stars". Negro Leagues Database. Retrieved December 31, 2014.