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Hall of Famer Rube Foster's Kankakee

By Jack Klasey

“In a fast and exciting game at the Hospital grounds Friday afternoon, the Leland Giants shut out the Hospital ball team by a score of 3 to 0,” reported the Kankakee Democrat on July 20, 1907.

The Chicago-based Giants, a team of talented black players that barnstormed across the Midwest in the early 1900s, played both black and white teams for a share of the gate proceeds. They were very successful, compiling a record of 110-10 (including a 48-game winning streak) in that year.

Although the team came away with a win at Kankakee State Hospital, its player-manager — and ...

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