Today in History
January 07, 1927
The Chicago-based team, then known as the “Savoy Big Five,” plays its first game in Hinckley, Ill. The all-black team wore jerseys with only the words “NEW YORK” printed on them to give the impression they were from the big city. Eventually its name would evolve to "Saperstein's New York Globetrotters," then to the "Harlem New York Globetrotters" and finally to just the "Harlem Globetrotters." But the team wouldn’t actually play its first game in Harlem until 1968.
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