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1944 Memphis Red Sox

1944 > Class Negro Majors > 1944 Negro American League
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Manager: n/a
Represented: Memphis, TN
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Fred Bankhead 31 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Nov 22, 1912 Sulligent, AL, US
Larry Brown 42 S R 5' 7.0" 162 Sep 16, 1901 Pratt City, AL, US
T.J. Brown 22 R R 5' 6.0" 170 1922 TX, US
James Canada 30 L R 5' 11.0" 185 Jan 9, 1914 Montgomery, AL, US
Edgar Chatman -- Unknown
Felix Evans 33 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 3, 1910 Atlanta, GA, US
Buck Felder 25 R R 5' 4.0" 140 Sep 25, 1918 Galveston, TX, US
Jimmy Ford 31 R R 5' 8.0" 185 Oct 16, 1912 Memphis, TN, US
Les Henderson -- Unknown
Willie Hutchinson 23 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Apr 23, 1921
Bubba Hyde 37 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Apr 10, 1907 Pontotoc, MS, US
Al Jones -- R R 5' 10.0" 165 Unknown
Clinton Jones 25 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jul 19, 1918 Cohoma County, MS, US
Robert Keyes -- L L Unknown
Rufus Ligon 41 May 6, 1903 Memphis, TN, US
Ray Longley 34 R R 5' 9.0" 210 Sep 7, 1909 Little Rock, AR, US
Verdell Mathis 29 L L 5' 10.0" 150 Nov 18, 1914 Crawfordsville, AR, US
Fred McDaniels 32 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Jan 21, 1912 Henderson, TX, US
Porter Moss 34 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 19, 1910 Cincinnati, OH, US
Neal Robinson 36 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jul 31, 1907 Grand Rapids, MI, US
Nat Rogers 51 L L 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 7, 1893 Spartanburg, SC, US
Robert Sharpe 25 Dec 9, 1918 Rena Lara, MS, US
Willie Wells 21 R R 5' 5.0" 165 Oct 23, 1922 Austin, TX, US
Steve Wylie 33 R R 6' 1.0" 170 May 7, 1911 Clarksville, TN, US

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