It was in 1919 that another ballclub came to share Ponce De Leon Park... the Atlanta Black Crackers. While today that name may be quite offensive to some, the name actually has no racial overtones to it, except of course for the fact that "Black" had to be put in front of it because black players weren't allowed on black teams. The name "Atlanta Crackers" is really short for Atlanta Firecrackers... the original name of the team in 1892. Negro league teams put "Black" in front to differentiate themselves from the white teams, such as the New York Black Yankees, the Black Sox or the Black Barons. The Black Crackers utilized Ponce De Leon Park from 1919 until 1952.