Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
Frank Grant, a native of Pittsfield, was considered the greatest African-American player in the 19th century during his years as a second baseman in the International League. Grant had lots of power from the plate despite his small stature (5-foot-7', 155 pounds). He was frequently among the league leaders in batting . In 1887, the 22-year-old paced the IL with 11 home runs and 49 extra-base hits and led Buffalo with 40 stolen bases.
Frank Grant
Frank Grant, a native of Pittsfield, was considered the greatest African-American player in the 19th century during his years as a second baseman in the International League. Grant had lots of power from the plate despite his small stature (5-foot-7', 155 pounds). He was frequently among the league leaders in batting . In 1887, the 22-year-old paced the IL with 11 home runs and 49 extra-base hits and led Buffalo with 40 stolen bases.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)