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Coxton Black Sox (baseball)

(start date:  -  end date: ) The Black Sox baseball team was from Coxton, KY, located in Harlan County. In the spring of 1928, the team was preparing for the season and looking for opponents. Team members included manager Leo Nelson, first baseman Charles Tyler, second baseman Copeland, third baseman Branner(?), short stop Nixon, and outfielders Scoat, Jones, and Pinkie. Source: "Coxton, KY., Black Sox." The Chicago Defender, 03/24/1928, p.9.


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NKAA Source: The Chicago defender (newspaper)

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