Washington Elite Giants

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The Washington Elite Giants were formerly the Columbus Elite Giants and moved to Washington, DC in 1936. They lasted there just two seasons, before moving to their final bit longer-term home as the Baltimore Elite Giants. The first year, they went 21-24 under player-manager Felton Snow. OF Wild Bill Wright (.356) led the Negro National League with 7 triples, 1B Shifty Jim West hit .354 and Bill Byrd went 10-5 for the club.

In 1937, the club now managed by Biz Mackey finished fifth at 24-36. West (.373), Snow (.336) and Wright (.370) provided solid offense, with Wright finishing among the league leaders in almost every offensive statistic. Byrd (9-6, 4.39 RA) remained their workhorse.

Source: The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway