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Black Sports history fact #23

In 1954, “Meadowlark” Lemon, one of the great Harlem Globetrotters, begins his first season with the Globetrotters’ East team. Lemon would wear the famous red, white and blue colors for 24 years. The Globetrotters become the first sports attraction to play under the lights at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, as Saperstein arranges for portable lightning to be brought in for the game.

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