Atlanta Black Crackers 1932
Significant Players Nat Peeples Roy Welmaker James "Red" Moore The Atlanta Black Crackers was a professional baseball team which played in the Negro League. The Crackers were founded in 1919 and folded in 1952. During the 1920s, they shared Ponce de Leon Park with their Southern League counterparts, the Atlanta Crackers. The Black Crackers won the Negro American League second half pennant in 1938, but scheduling problems and umpire controversies caused their series with the Memphis Red Sox to be canceled.
Following Jackie Robinson's breaking of Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, the Negro League as well as the Black Crackers continued to exist for only a short time thereafter, finally disbanding in 1952.
Braves and MLB Tributes and Celebrations
On June 28, 1997, the Atlanta Braves hosted the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking professional baseball's color-line, the Braves hosted a Turn Back the Clock game. The Braves wore 1938 Black Crackers home uniforms and the Phillies wore 1938 Philadelphia Stars road uniforms.[