NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL THRIVING
Northern War Industries Supply FansCHICAGO—Negro families have moved north by the tens of thousands to work in war industries. With their pockets full of war-worker money and gas rationing preventing motor trips, fans pack the grandstands at Negro League games. Business is so good that a new minor league has been started, the Negro Midwest League. Furthermore, the Negro League World Series was revived last year, which had been on hiatus since 1927; game one this year is scheduled for September 21. Many of the teams continue the practice first started in the 1930s by the independent team the Indianapolis Clowns, a pantomime game used to warm up before the competition begins that has come to be known as shadow ball.