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Brooklyn Royal Giants
Brooklyn Royal Giants
Oil on Canvas

The Brooklyn Royal Giants were one of the premier professional teams before World War I.

At times their pitching staff featured the unstoppable duo of "Smokey" Joe Williams and "Cannonball" Dick Redding. Another ace, Frank Wickware, twice defeated Hall of Famer Walter Johnson. War hero Spottswod Poles, a Ty Cobb prototype, batting champion Charles "Chino" Smith, and ageless John Henry "Pop" Lloyd were other stars for the royal team.