Kentucky Black Devils (Fulton, KY, baseball team)The Kentucky Black Devils baseball team was a traveling professional comedy Colored baseball club from Fulton, KY. A. Dinwiddie was described as the "diminutive pitcher" for the Devils.
The team was traveling in the Logansport, IN area playing both white and African American teams. The team was probably organized prior to September 1930; there is a record of its defeat by the Paris (TN) Giants, 10-2. In July 1933, the Black Devils were scheduled to play the Logansport Chase Cubs in Indiana at Riverside Park. The Devils had just lost to the Peru Ballyhoos, a semi-professional baseball team in Indiana.They defeated the Chase Cubs 5-3 in front of 2,000 fans. They defeated the Deer Creek Merchants on August 7 and defeated the Logansport Independents 11-0 at Riverside Park the following day in front of 1,800 fans. They lost 8-5 to the Camden A. C. Team, followed by a four-game series against the Flora Merchants and a game against Logan-Sports, a team of independent players from the city of Logansport. The Black Devils lost 7-6 to the Logan-Sports team and lost their next game against the Deer Creek Merchants 12-3. The Black Devils continued to play various Indiana teams up to the end of September 1933, before returning to Kentucky. They were back in Indiana July 1934 for another season.
For more see "The Fulton..." within the article "Tennessee - Paris" in the Baltimore Afro-American, 9/27/1930, p. 18; and the following articles in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune: "Slate Speitel to hurl Chase tilt Saturday," 7/27/1933, p. 7; "Black Devils lose at Peru," 7/29/1933, p. 2; "Deer Creek wins Black Devil tilt," 8/05/1933, p. 2; and "Camden nine win over Black Devils," 8/18/1933,p. 2. See also articles in the Logansport Press: "Black Devils comedy, ball playing drop Chase Cubs 5-3," 7/30/1933, p. 5; "Kentucky Black Devils too much for Independents, win 11-0," 8/02/1933, p. 5; "Black Devils will play Logan-Sports at park on Monday," 8/04/1933, p. 7; "Independents win by 7-6," 8/08/1933, p. 2; "Black Devils to play 4 games in Flora next week," 8/09/1933, p. 5; and "Camden will play Black Devils' team," 8/16/1933, p. 5.