Over the years the Crawford Colored Giants became better and better, and for two years, 1928 and '29, the team included the future Negro league star Josh Gibson. In 1931 Gus Greenlee, a tavern operator, bought the team and renamed them the Pittsburgh Crawfords. They became part of the Negro leagues in 1933, flourishing until Greenlee relinquished his ownership in February 1939. Later that year, despite the loss of several key players, the team was bought by a group of Ohio businessmen, who moved the team and renamed it the Toledo Crawfords. In 1940 the Crawfords moved to Indianapolis.—ED.
I would like to thank Leigh Montville for his splendid article on Atlanta pitcher Tom Glavine, and Manny Rubio for his photograph showing a close-up of Glavine's grip on his circle change (A Gripping Tale, July 13). After seeing that picture, I finally found a comfortable grip for a changeup that I desperately needed for my pitching repertoire. It took me a couple of days to get used to it, but I had it down before the Delaware County Teener League championship game. In that game I pitched five innings and my team, the Chichester Crusaders, won 12-3. I also used it in a district VFW Tournament game that we won 9-2.