The Negro Leagues
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Organized by Rube Foster in 1910, the Chicago American Giants were one of Negro League baseball's powerhouse units. Signatory of numerous leagues—among them two versions of the Negro National League, the Negro Southern League, and the Negro American League—the Giants piled on the wins, six pennants, championships in 1920, 1921, 1922, and a pair of Colored World Series crowns in 1926 and 1927. The club was broken up in 1952, having lost much of its talent to Major League baseball.