Indianapolis ABC'sIndianapolis ABC's
1920-26, 1931-32, 1938-39
Named after their sponsor, the American Brewing Company, the ABC’s were founded and managed by the great disciplinarian C.I. Taylor.
Before World War I, they were the bedrock of black baseball, giving players like Hall of Famer Oscar Charleston, Elwood "Bingo" DeMoss, "Biz" Mackey, Ben Taylor and flame thrower "Cannonball" Dick Redding their initial claim to fame. The 1922 season was the best-ever for the club in the Negro National League, finishing second with a 46-33 record
Photot: Indianapolis ABC’s, 1922