Black Socks Baseball Team

Description:

At the turn of the last century baseball was such a popular sport in Arlington that the county supported as many as five semi-professional teams. Like most elements of life at the time, sports and recreation were segregated.

Beginning in the 1910s, Arlington's black community formed the Black Socks Baseball team, pictured here. From their home base of Peyton Field in the Nauck community (formerly Green Valley). the Black Socks toured the east coast playing other black teams.


Date:

1910s

Creator:

None recorded.

Source:

“Community Voices: The Nauck Community Heritage Project” (Arlington County, Virginia: Arlington County Cultural Affairs; Arlington Department of Community planning, housing and development; Virginian Foundation for the Humanities. August 2008).

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Contributor

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Citation

“Black Socks Baseball Team,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed December 17, 2017, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/52.
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