The Cincinnati Browns were a professional baseball team in the National Colored Base Ball League, the first attempt at a professional Negro League in 1887.[1] Although the league folded after just one week, the Browns continued to play for a time.[2]


  1. ^ Riley, James A. (2002). The biographical encyclopedia of the Negro baseball leagues. Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 764. ISBN 978-0-7867-0959-5.
  2. ^ Heaphy, Leslie A. (2003). The Negro leagues, 1869-1960. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-7864-1380-5.