The Day of Sockalexis

The 1899 Hartford Indians of the Eastern League managed by Billy Barnie, signed outfielder, Louis Sockalexis, after his historic 3-year stint on the Cleveland Spiders where he was a teammate of Cy Young. As a Native American of the Penobscot tribe (Indian Island, Maine) Sockalexis was one the first minority athletes to play professional sports.

Location: Hartford, CT