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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, June 1, 1930

Part of Black Diamond’s baseball park. The scene depicts the Royal Colored Giants of Seattle caught in a barrage of baseballs.

Part of Black Diamond’s baseball park. The scene depicts the Royal Colored Giants of Seattle caught in a barrage of baseballs.

Phrenologists tell us that the “bumps,” “ridges,” and “corrugations” on the old bean, to a more or less extent, indicate the calling for which we are best fitted. Until a few years ago we were skeptical. Now we’re sold.

We believe that if Fred Bianco would take the time and trouble to prepare a topographical sketch of the skull of Bill Cushing, of Black Diamond, that the bumps, ridges, and corrugations found thereon would resemble those on the noble “pate” of “Jawn” McGraw of the New York Giants.

Of course “Jawn” has a little edge but “Jawn’s” drawing-account has something to do with that. At any rate Bill has again turned loose on the unsuspecting neighbors another clean-cut, smooth-running, hard socking, and sure-fielding aggregation. Six teams have met the Diamond so far this season and an even half dozen have “bit the dust.”

The loss column still resembles the fruit of a well-known fowl. Just a row of goose eggs. They haven’t lost anything this year but pitched balls.

It’s an accepted fact that “all the world loves a winner.” We dropped out to the Diamond last Sunday, May 25th, for the purpose of taking a few snapshots and to note whether or not Black Diamond was giving their team the support they are meriting.

And the answer is YES in boxcar letters. (more…)

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