I've recently created a homebrew depicting a tour the Negro League Cuban X-Giants made of Cuba in 1903. The Negro Leaguer's went 2-7-1 against Cuban competition.
The statistics and info were pulled from Early U.S. Blackball Teams in Cuba by Cuban researcher Severo Nieto. The book is largely a collection of boxscores from the various trips Negro-League teams made to the island from 1900-1945. I've guessed at some of the Cuban players' 1st names using Peter Bjarkman's A History of Cuban Baseball 1864-2006.
My hope here is that replayers interested in both Negro League and Cuban baseball will enjoy playing out these long-forgotten series. Because we have the actual boxscores and results, we can see how these players actually played, without resorting to wild speculation often necessary on other Negro League projects. The small sample size naturally has its limitations, but this is how these players performed on these overseas trips.
Although the scheduled included here has the games being played in October, they were actually played in December 1903. Action PC Baseball will not allow December games.
Rube Foster - went on to found the Negro National League is seen here in his 2nd year of playing professional baseball. Foster had just led the X-Giants over the Philadelphia Giants 5 games to 2 in a series widely considered to be the Negro League championship.
Charles 'Tokohoma' Grant - a great 2nd baseman, Grant was recruited by John McGraw to play for the NY Giants in the National League. McGraw tried to pass him off as a Native American to sidestep the gentleman's agreement banning Black players from the majors. The ruse was quickly discovered and Grant was sent back to the Negro Leagues.
J. Preston 'Pete' Hill - has a plaque in Cooperstown and was known as the premier centerfielder in the Negro Leagues during his era. Had an exceptional throwing arm and was known as one of the most consistent hitters of the time. Struggled during this series however.
Grant 'Home Run' Johnson - Slugging SS, began his career in 1895. Was a member of a Cuban League team (Havana Reds) who played a series of games against the Detroit Tigers and Ty Cobb in 1910. Johnson batted .412 against big-league pitching.
Rafael Almeida - because of his baseball ability and light skin, Almeida played in the majors from 1911-1913 as a member
of the Reds.
I'll be sending these files to the PC Ballpark website. They should be available sometime soon. If you can't wait until then, you can send me an email at pinetop772000ATyahoo.com.