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Atlanta Crackers

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Ponce de Leon Park was right across from today's City Hall East (formerly Sears).

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Ernie Harwell was the announcer for the Atlanta Crackers before he was traded to the Detroit Tigers, becoming that team's announcer. Listen to the interview we conducted with him here

The Atlanta Crackers was Atlanta's minor league baseball team from 1901 to 1965. The Crackers were Atlanta's home team until the Atlanta Braves moved from Milwaukee in 1966. The Atlanta Black Crackers was a professional Negro League baseball team. They were founded in 1919 and their last season was 1952. In the 1920's both teams used Ponce de Leon Park.