Month: February 2016

King Solomon White: Negro League Standout and Hall of Famer

Most Babylon residents know at least a little of the story of the Cuban Giants, the first professional team of black players formed in 1885 by waiters at the now long gone Argyle Hotel. Newsday has a great article about the captain and later manager of that team, King Solomon ‘Sol’ White. It is not known when White, who was born in Ohio, joined the team, but he was on the club in 1888 when it won its second straight so-named “World Colored Championship.’’ By that time the team had moved to Trenton, New Jersey. White participated as a...

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