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The New York Black Yankees were founded in Harlem as the Harlem Black Bombers in 1931 by the famous dancer and Hollywood actor, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and financier James “Soldier Boy” Semler. Although they were founded in 1931, they adopted the name, Black Yankees in 1936 when they were officially identified as Harlem’s team even if they did not play physically in that black community.
Notable players on the New York Black Yankees during their years of active play included Jenkins (1932-1934, 1936-1938, 1940), Satchel Paige (1941), Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe (1933), George “Mule” Suttles (1941), and Willie Wells (1945-46).