"Earliest Hilldale" Team Picture, Darby, PA, circa 1923.
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"Earliest Hillsdale"  Team Picture

Credit: William Cash/Lloyd Thompson Collection - Courtesy of The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Under the leadership of postal worker Ed Bolden, a Darby boys club team became the Hilldale Daisies. Winners of Eastern Colored League pennants in 1923-25, the Hilldale club would lose to the Kansas City Monarchs, five games to four, in the first Negro League World Series in 1924.

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