(Whitey or Slippery)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 203 lb.
- Debut September 18, 1909
- Final Game August 29, 1918
- Born February 8, 1886 in West Conshohocken, PA USA
- Died October 28, 1948 in Conshohocken, PA USA
Roy "Whitey" Ellam was in the majors in 1909 and 1918. He also played many years in the minors, from at least 1908 to at least 1930. He managed at least 12 seasons in the minors.
Ellam was enough of a defensive star that he got his first chance at the majors although he had hit only .196 in the minors in 1909. His hitting in the minors largely improved over the years (he hit .294 in 1917 for Nashville) and when play was suspended in the Southern Association in 1918 due to the war, he came to the majors for one more stint.
He holds some career defensive records at shortstop in the Southern Association, where he played nearly 1,400 games.
He worked in a plumbing and heating business after baseball.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1916||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||84-54||1st|
|1917||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||77-73||5th|
|1918||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||30-40||7th|
|1919||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||55-83||8th|
|1920||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||65-89||7th|
|1921||Galveston Pirates||Texas League||68-87||6th||none|
|1922||Atlanta Crackers||Southern Association||9-17||--||--||replaced by Bill Rariden (27-35) on May 12|
|1926||Lakeland Highlanders||Florida State League||67-47||2nd||none|
|1927||St. Augustine Saints / Waycross Saints||Southeastern League||7th||none||replaced Bob Folmar|
|1928||Tampa Krewes||Southeastern League||72-76||3rd|
|1929||Montgomery Lions||Southeastern League||73-64||3rd||League Champs|
|1930||Montgomery Lions||Southeastern League||61-73||4th||none|
One main source: Southern Association players