Welcome to the House of David
(Editor’s Note: With the delay in the baseball season, we thought something on the subject would help alleviate the pain.)
Let’s get back to baseball and why in this case it was more than just a game. Beside being one of the first teams of all white players to compete against teams with all black players, the House of David baseball team traveled the country playing teams of any description, as long as the competitions was good. They reached out to any team they could play where there was a dollar to be made.
The team was started around 1913 and by 1915 was playing any and all teams that came their way. By the late 1920s, needing more skilled players, the team began hiring professionals, the most notable being Satchel Paige, and Mordecai, ‘three finger’ Brown.