This independent team was one of several black teams that incorporated over the years against the California Winter League teams. The beam beat Walter Johnson’s Los Angeles Olives in 1908, which marked the first time that a black team was recognized by their white counterparts as being a respectable opponent. It finished the 1908-09 season with a 9-8record and competed against many outstanding major league players such as Fred Snodgrass, George Stovall and Chick Autry. Several outstanding African-Americans played on this team, including Lem Hawkins, Ad Langford, Wes Pryor and Sol White.
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