William Arthur Stone
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 145 lb.
- School Mercer University
- Debut August 23, 1923
- Final Game October 7, 1923
- Born September 18, 1901 in Macon, GA USA
- Died January 1, 1960 in Jacksonville, FL USA
Tige Stone was a pitcher/outfielder twelve years (1920-1931), four in college (1920-1923); eight in the minors (1924-1931) and a cup of coffee in 1923. Stone was born on Wednesday, September 18, 1901, in Macon, GA. He attended Mercer University (1920-1923), where he starred in baseball. Stone was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 23, 1923, with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1923 he appeared in 5 games for the Cardinals, four in the outfield and one as a pitcher. He played his final MLB game on October 7, 1923 at age 22.
He returned to the minors with Texarkana in the East Texas League (1925); Paris in the East Texas League (1926); Moline in the Mississippi Valley League (1927); Jacksonville in the Southeastern League (1927-1929); Coleman in the West Texas League (1929); Columbus in the Southeastern League (1930); and Baton Rouge in the Cotton States League; ending his baseball career at age 29.
Stone was a World War II veteran (BN). He worked many years for Cohen Brothers in Jacksonville, FL. He died at age 58 at a Hospital in Jackonsville on New Year's Day 1960 and is buried at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville.
Principal sources for Tige Stone include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) ; and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.