1927 - The team, now officially the Harlem New York Globetrotters
- The team name is changed to the Harlem New York Globetrotters, arriving in a Model "T" Ford in Hinckley, Illinois, for their debut game in front of 300 fans.
- The total game payout is $75. They tour Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, playing night in and night out against any and all comers. Sometimes Saperstein is required to suit up and fill in for an injured player.