Rather than play in an organized league, barnstorming teams scheduled their own games as they traveled all over the country. Many of the barnstorming teams would also play games in Canada and Mexico. Barnstorming teams would play a wide range of opponents that included: Negro “League” teams, professional teams, semipro teams, other barnstorming teams, local town teams and industrial league teams. Barnstorming teams would play all “comers” including both black and white teams.
When the Negro American League folded after the 1963 season , three former Negro “League” teams continued to barnstorm for several years. The Kansas City Monarchs under Ted Rasberry would barnstorm in the Great Lakes area and Canada until the late 1960’s. The Philadelphia Stars (no relation to the “original” Philadelphia Stars) would continue to barnstorm in the East and Canada till the late 1960’s. The Indianapolis Clowns under the ownership of Ed Hamman, then George Long and finally Dave Clark would play a full barnstorming season schedule until 1988.