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The Hill District: 25 to 60 Cents


In 1938 it was reported that 30 Negro National League games and 20 sandlot or semi-professional games of baseball were presented at Greenlee Field. The average attendance at the professional games was 700, admission prices ranging from 25 to 60 cents. (20)
Based on a National Urban League survey done on The Hill in 1930, the average weekly wage of 104 black, male laborers on The Hill was $28.20. (21)
So, in rough terms, a ticket to see the Pittsburgh Crawfords play would represent 1% to just over 2% of a man's weekly income.


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