Class League Year Team Record Standing Atlantic League 1896 Paterson Silk Weavers 74-60 3rd Win playoffs and the Soby Cup-Champions Atlantic League 1897 Paterson Silk Weavers 68-79 6th Atlantic League 1898 Paterson Silk Weavers 65-70 4th Atlantic League 1899 Paterson Giants 21-51 Disbanded July 4th. C Hudson River League 1904 Paterson Intruders 70-49 2nd*, 1 game behind-First place team was 70-47, 2 games less. Also played in Clifton. C Hudson River League 1905 Paterson Invaders 62-51 2nd, 1 game behind-First place team was 68-50. C Hudson River League 1906 Paterson Invaders 64-47 1st C Hudson River League 1907 Paterson Intruders 4-9 Disbanded June 2nd. D Atlantic League 1914 Paterson Silk Citys 32-54 7th
League Year Team Record Standing Independent 1931 Harlem Stars 6-13 a.k.a Harlem Black Bombers; renamed Black Yankees 1932, not sure where they played. Independent 1932 New York Black Yankees 14-11 Games counted in Negro National League standings, though not a member. From Harlem Stars Independent 1933 New York Black Yankees 1-6 (against top teams) Independent 1934 New York Black Yankees 2-10 Independent 1935 New York Black Yankees 11-6 Independent/NNL 1936 New York Black Yankees 8-7 Entered Negro National League in 2nd half. Negro National League 1937 New York Black Yankees 9-14 6th, last, 11.5 GB Negro National League 1938 New York Black Yankees 7-18 6th, last (tie), 14 GB Played home games at Triborough Stadium on Randall's Island, New York City in 1938. Negro National League 1939 New York Black Yankees 15-21 5th Negro National League 1940 New York Black Yankees 9-23 6th, last Negro National League 1941 New York Black Yankees 13-19 5th Negro National League 1942 New York Black Yankees 8-18 6th, last, 10 GB Negro National League 1943 New York Black Yankees 0-8 6th, last Negro National League 1944 New York Black Yankees 4-24 6th, last, 17.5 GB Negro National League 1945 New York Black Yankees 7-26 6th, last Negro National League 1946 New York Black Yankees 8-40 6th, last Negro National League 1947 New York Black Yankees 8-33 6th, last Negro National League 1948 New York Black Yankees 8-32 6th, last Moved to Rochester for 1948. Independent team 1949-50. Black Yankees Home Fields: Hinchcliffe Stadium, Paterson, N.J., 1933-37, 1939-47 Triborough Stadium, Randall's Island, N.Y., 1938 Red Wing Stadium, Rochester, N.Y., 1948 (a.k.a. Silver Stadium) Yankee Stadium (from 1934, eventually around 10 games per year) also Dexter Park, Roosevelt Stadium (Jersey City) & others, 1933-48
1896 Silk Weavers win 5 games to 2 vs. Hartford Bluebirds for the championship Soby Cup.
Eastern League Champions
Paterson Silk Weavers 1896
Hudson River League Champions (Pennant)
Paterson Invaders 1906
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