Buffalo Aces

The Buffalo Aces were a Negro League baseball team in Buffalo, NY in 1938. The team played as an associate member of the 1938 Negro National League and had connections to Arkansas and the Claybrook Tigers.


The Buffalo Aces were owned and operated by Jack Singer, a Buffalo boxing promoter.1 The team played home games at Offerman Stadium in Buffalo.

Before the 1938 season, Buffalo was granted an associate membership in the Negro National League.2 Singer began assembling his team from players who had played with the 1937 Donner Hanna team in Buffalo's Washington League. Many of these players were originally with the Claybrook Tigers in 1936, including Leonard Henderson, who was chosen as manager. This connection to Arkansas lead the team to hold spring training in Marianna, Ark.