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SEND YOUR FAVORITE NEGRO LEAGUER A BIRTHDAY CARD.

SEPTEMBER

3RD 4TH 5TH 7TH 9TH

  • REV. BILL GREASON – 86

  • JOSE SANTIAGO – 82

  • BILLY RAY HAGGINS – 81

  • RICKY MAROTO – 78

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11TH 16TH 19TH 21 22ND ST

  • CLYDE PARRIS – 88

  • OLLIE BRANTLEY – 79

  • STANLEY “DOC” GLENN – 84

  • LOUIS CLARIZIO – 79

  • SWEET LOU JOHNSON – 76

26TH – EMILIO NAVARRO – 105 27TH – MAMIE “PEANUT” JOHNSON – 75

28TH – WILLIAM DECK – 95 29TH – HAROLD GOULD – 86 30TH – ARCHIE YOUNG - 80

OCTOBER

2ND – JOE B. SCOTT – 90 7TH – HANK PRESSWOOD – 89, RAY MADDIX – 82 13TH – DIRK GIBBONS – 82 17TH – BILL BLAIR – 89 19TH – LEE CARTER - 89 20TH – REV. CLIFF LAYTON – 81

DONNIE E. “DONNIE” HARRIS, 73, died June 11, 2010, in Birmingham, Alabama. Harris played the outfield for the 1957-58 Birmingham Black Barons and was very active in his local community.

WILLIAM ROBERT “WEE WILLIE” POPE, 91, died June 10, 2010, in Pittsburgh, PA. The older brother of Dave Pope, Wee Willie pitched for the Pittsburgh Crawfords of the United States League and later the Homestead Grays, from 1945-48. Pope also pitched for the post-season Jackie Robinson All-Stars in 1946. Following the 1948 season, the 6’ 4” Pope spent three years in the Provincial League with Farnham and St. Hyacinthe before going to Colorado Springs of the Western League for two years. In 1954 he joined Charleston (AAA) of the American Association, before closing his career in 1955 with Colorado Springs.

25TH – WARREN O’NEIL – 93 28TH – ARTIE WILSON – 90

NOVEMBER 2ND – BUTCH MCCORD – 85 4TH – ERNIE “SCHOOLBOY” JOHNSON – 82 12TH – MARVIN JONES – 77 13TH – B.G. STEVENS – 75

FELIX “FELO” GUILBE, 86, died June 20, 2010, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Guilbe was an outfielder for the 1946 and 1947 Baltimore Elite Giants. Martiniano Garcia, owner of the Ponce Lions, called him “An artist in center.” Meanwhile Carlos Costas called Felo “poetry in motion.” His older brother Juan, who passed away in 1994, had pitched for the New York Cubans and the Indianapolis Clowns.

16TH – “SKEETER” BANKS - 90 17TH – ROBERT ROSELL WILLIAMS – 78

18TH- JAMES “RED” MOORE – 94, BOB

20TH 23RD 25TH 28TH 29TH 30TH

“PEACHEAD” MITCHELL – 78

  • BUDDY OWENS – 83

  • WILLIAM “BABA” RICHARDSON – 76

  • CLEO BROWN – 77

  • CAL IRVIN – 86

  • MINNIE MINOSO – 88

  • ERNIE WESTFIELD - 71

CONGRATULATIONS to Nonagenarians: JAMES “RED” MOORE, WARREN O’NEIL, & WILLIAM DECK, SKEETER BANKS, ARTIE WILSON, JOE B. SCOTT and Centenarian EMILIO NAVARRO.

ANDREW “ANDY, PULLMAN” PORTER, 99 or 100, died July 1, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA. The broad- shouldered 6’ 4” giant pitched from 1932 to 1950 for several teams, including the Baltimore Elite Giants, Cleveland Cubs, Newark Eagles and the Indianapolis Clowns. Porter pitched three hitless, scoreless innings in the 1949 East- West All-Star Classic. Andy’s brother Merle was a first baseman for the Kansas City Monarchs. Merle passed away in 2000.

The Courier, September, 2010 – a SABR publication – Page 8 of 10

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