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Charley Lightner

Charles Lightner, born July 17th, 1892 in Atkins, AR,1 was a Negro League baseball player.

Biography

Lightner was the son of Frank and Bell Lightner.2 He moved to Muskogee, OK by about 1905.3 He appears to have played professionally with the Dallas Black Giants in 1916.4 Later, in 1920, he appeared with the Kansas City Monarchs.

Excerpts

"Charley Lightner and Cunningham, two more recruits, are showing great form and with a little experience will make good and both will likely be carried until Mendez has a chance to give them a thorough trial"5

Stats

Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

Statistics at Seamheads.com.

3. 1910 U.S. Census. A younger sibling, Frankie, is listed as being born in Oklahoma about 1905.


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