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1945 Cincinnati/Indianapolis Clowns

1945 > Class Negro Majors > 1945 Negro American League
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Represented: Cincinnati, OH and Indianapolis, IN
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Other Years: 1944

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Walter Barbee 29 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Apr 30, 1916 Durham, NC, US
Ray Cromartie 22 R R 5' 10.0" 155 Dec 15, 1922 Miami, FL, US
Reynaldo Dreke 22 S R 5' 6.0" 160 1923 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Greene Farmer 25 L R 5' 11.0" 170 Sep 8, 1919 Spring Creek, AR, US
Angel Garcia -- Unknown
Gomez -- Unknown
Gonzales -- Unknown
Sam Hairston 25 R R 5' 10.0" 187 Jan 20, 1920 Crawford, MS, US
Buster Haywood 35 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Jan 12, 1910 Portsmouth, VA, US
Leroy Holmes 31 L R 5' 10.0" 170 1914 Brunswick, GA, US
Leonardo Medina 22 L L 5' 7.0" 160 Oct 3, 1922 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Henry Merchant 27 L L 6' 3.0" 180 Feb 17, 1918 Birmingham, AL, US
Raul Navarro 23 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 6, 1921 Limonar, Matanzas, CU
Alec Radcliffe 39 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Jul 26, 1905 Mobile, AL, US
Johnny Ray 38 L R 5' 8.0" 160 Jan 8, 1907 Nashville, TN, US
Henry Smith 30 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Dec 13, 1914 Houston, TX, US
Reece Tatum 24 R R 6' 3.0" 195 May 3, 1921 El Dorado, AR, US
Armando Vazquez 22 L L 5' 7.0" 160 Aug 20, 1922 Guines, CU
Jesse Walker 32 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Sep 23, 1912 Austin, TX, US
Fay Washington 30 Jan 26, 1915 Chicago, IL, US
Amos Watson 19 R R 5' 11.0" 215 Feb 12, 1926 Lake Alfred, FL, US
Johnny Williams -- Unknown
Fred Wilson 36 L R 6' 1.0" 195 1909 Hastings, FL, US

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This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

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The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

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