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Claybrook Tigers

The Claybrook Tigers, 1935. Back Row, left to right: Charlie Henderson, Alfred Saylor, Dan Wilson, Bill Ball, Logan Hensley, and John Lyles. Middle row: Theolic Smith, Walter Calhoun, Roosevelt Tate, Jessie Askew, and unknown. Front row: Handful Davis, Bill Adams, and Emmett Wilson.
The Claybrook Tigers, 1935. Back Row, left to right: Charlie Henderson, Alfred Saylor, Dan Wilson, Bill Ball, Logan Hensley, and John Lyles. Middle row: Theolic Smith, Walter Calhoun, Roosevelt Tate, Jessie Askew, and unknown. Front row: Handful Davis, Bill Adams, and Emmett Wilson.


The Claybrook Tigers were a professional Negro baseball based in Claybrook, Crittenden County, AR during the 1930s. The team operated in the Negro Southern League between 1935-1936. Games were played at Claybrook Field and Russwood Park in Memphis.

History


Schedule/Results

DateLocationOpponentW-LRRANotes
1932
6/11/1932Claybrook, ARNew Madrid (MO) GiantsW1141
6/19/1932Friar Point, MSFriar Point (MS) RollersW1662
1933
5/?/1933Claybrook, ARArkansas Bear Cats (Jonesboro, AR)W513
5/?/1933Claybrook, ARArkansas Bear Cats (Jonesboro, AR)W724
5/?/1933England, AREngland (AR) GiantsW875
5/?/1933England, AREngland (AR) GiantsW1296
5/?/1933Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)W977
5/?/1933Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)W938
5/?/1933Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)L239
5/?/1933Forrest City, ARForrest City Red CapsW8210
5/?/1933Claybrook, ARArkansas Bear Cats (Jonesboro, AR)W8011
5/28/1933Claybrook, ARHomeland Giants (Memphis, TN)L0512
5/28/1933Claybrook, ARHomeland Giants (Memphis, TN)W3213
6/3/1933Holly Springs, MSRust CollegeW6314
6/?/1933Holly Springs, MSHolly Springs (MS) GiantsL4615
6/?/1933Holly Springs, MSHolly Springs (MS) GiantsW4116
6/?/1933Claybrook, ARHolly Springs (MS) GiantsW12117
7/16/1933England, AR Missouri Pacific Boosters (Little Rock, AR) 18
7/23/1933Claybrook, ARDubisson Tigers (Little Rock, AR)L5619 20
7?/1933Hazlehurst, MSHazlehurst (MS)W13921
7?/1933Hazlehurst, MSHazlehurst (MS)L3822
7/20/1933Sportsmans Park, Greenville, MSGreenville (MS) Colored GiantsW14223 24
7/21/1933Sportsmans Park, Greenville, MSGreenville (MS) Colored GiantsW8325 26
7/?/1933Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS) Rough RidersW6527
7/?/1933Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS) Rough RidersL1228
7/?/1933Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS) Rough RidersL1429
8/13/1933Claybrook, ARMemphis (TN) AthleticsW9530
9/17/1933Claybrook, ARDubisson Tigers (Little Rock, AR)W8431
1934
6/3/1934Claybrook, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)L2432
6/?/1934New Orleans, LANew Orleans (LA) Crescent StarsL0533 34
6/?/1934New Orleans, LANew Orleans (LA) Crescent StarsL01635 36
6/?/1934New Orleans, LANew Orleans (LA) Crescent StarsL01937 38
6/24/1934Claybrook, ARDubisson Tigers (Little Rock, AR) 39
6/19/1934Claybrook, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR) 40
1935
3/23/1935Casino Park, Monroe, LAMonroe (LA) MonarchsW6441
3/24/1935Casino Park, Monroe, LAMonroe (LA) MonarchsW10842
4/6/1935Houston, TXHouston (TX) Black BuffaloesW4243
4/7/1935Houston, TXHouston (TX) Black BuffaloesW12444
4/16/1935Sam Huston Stadium, Austin, TXChicago American GiantsL0745 46
4/21/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TXSan Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW19147
4/21/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TXSan Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW9648
4/27/1935Laredo, TXLaredo (TX) LulacsW6549
4/28/1935Laredo, TXLaredo (TX) LulacsW10650
4/28/1935Laredo, TXLaredo (TX) LulacsW7251
5/1/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) Braves 52
5/2/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) BravesW5353
5/5/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL13First Game.54
5/5/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL13Second Game.55
5/6/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL4656
5/?/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) BravesW3157
5/?/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) BravesL3558
5/11/1935 Monterrey 59
5/12/1935 Monterrey 60
5/12/1935 Monterrey 61
5/16/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXBenavides (TX) BravesW8762
6/?/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxL3563
6/8/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 64
6/9/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 65
6/14/1935Travelers Field, Little Rock, ARMemphis Red Sox 66
6/15/1935Travelers Field, Little Rock, ARMemphis Red Sox 67
6/16/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW3268
6/16/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW1069
6/30/1935Martin Park, Memphis TNMemphis Red SoxL3970
6/?/1935 Greenwood (MS) StarsL3471
6/30/1935Martin Park, Memphis TNMemphis Red SoxL0172
7/4/1935Claybrook, ARCuban StarsW6473
7/4/1935Claybrook, ARCuban StarsW7074
7/6/1935Metropolitan Park, St. Louis, MOMetropolitan Stars 75
8/4/1935Rock Island Park, Kansas City, MOKansas Colts 76
8/11/1935Airport Field, Moberly, MOGatewood-BrownsW10477
8/12/1935Airport Field, Moberly, MOGatewood-BrownsW20178
8/14/1935Wichita, KSSan Angelo (TX)W7479
8/19/1935Wichita, KSYuma (AZ) CubsW14380
8/21/1935Wichita, KSYuma (AZ) CubsL43Replayed Game81
8/21/1935Wichita, KSBuffalo Blue CoalsW6182
8/24/1935Wichita, KSOmaha (NE)L5683
9/1/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW6284
9/1/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW3285
9/2/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxL 86
9/5/1935Little Rock, ARMemphis Red SoxL 87
9/8/1935Claybrook, ARMemphis Red SoxL 88
9/8/1935Claybrook, ARMemphis Red SoxW 89
9/15/1935Martin Park, Memphis,TNMemphis Red SoxW5290
9/29/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 91
9/29/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 92
10/6/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TX San Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW4293
10/6/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TX San Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW4194
10/12/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXMonterreyL4995
10/17/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL1396
10/19/1935Kleberg Park, Corpus Christi, TXInternationals 97
10/20/1935Kleberg Park, Corpus Christi, TXInternationals 98
1936
4/5/1936Ginner's Park, Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS)MonarchsW8299
4/11/1936City Park, New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsW94100
4/12/1936City Park, New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsW197101 , 102
4/13/1936City Park, New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsW 103
4/19/1936New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsL78104
4/19/1936New Orleans, LaChicago American GiantsW43105
4/?/1936Hattiesburg, MSHattiesburg (MS)Hercules GiantsW63106
5/3/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNChicago American GiantsW123107
5/3/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNChicago American GiantsL48108
5/7/1936League Park, Jackson, MSPiney Woods Giants Collegians 109
5/8/1936League Park, Jackson, MSPiney Woods Giants Collegians 110
5/8/1936League Park, Jackson, MSPiney Woods Giants Collegians 111
5/9/1936Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) Pirates 112 , 113
5/10/1936Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) Pirates 114 , 115
5/24/1936Memphis, TNCincinnati TigersW43116
5/24/1936Memphis, TNCincinnati TigersL38117
6/25/1936Indian Park, Osceola, AREast St. Louis (IL) TigersW54118
7/4/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsL64119
7/4/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsW94120
7/5/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsW50121
7/5/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsL37122
7/6/1936League Park, Jackson, MSCuban Stars 123
7/7/1936League Park, Jackson, MSCuban Stars 124
7/9/1936Cleveland, MSCuban StarsW21125
7/9/1936Clarksdale, MSCuban StarsW53126
7/22/1936Recreation Park, Greenville, MSGreenville (MS) All-StarsL410127
7/26/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNMonterrey (MX) All-StarsW80128 129
7/26/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNMonterrey (MX) All-StarsW21130 131
7/28/1936Travelers Field, Little Rock, ARMonterrey (MX) All-StarsW156132
8/14/1936Missouri Pacific Park, Atchison, KSLevin SportsmenW 133
8/15/1936Macon, MOElmerW153134 , 135
8/16/1936Kansas City, MOSchnieder JewelryW 136
8/16/1936Trenton, MO 137
8/17/1936South End Park, Chillicothe, MOCrookshank Bankers 138
8/30/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNCincinnati Tigers 139
9/28/1936Marianna, ARChicago American GiantsW54140



Players

1932
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bonner 141
Franks 142
Kelly 143
Morgan 144
Thornton 145
Winfield 146


1933
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bill Ball5/24/1905 in Little Rock, AR Sep. 1966 in Wayne County, MIPlayer-Manager147
Guthrie Childress12/13/1909 in AR12/29/1984 in Harvey, IL 148 149
Cliff Collins 150
Durham 151
Franks 152
William Alexander Lynk9/6/1907 in Union City, TN10/20/1984 in Salisbury, MDManager153
Blackie Morgan 154
Willie Newson7/5/1905 in Natchez, MS Also spelled Newsom.155
John William "Red" "Larry" Patton12/5/1909 in Sardis, MS1/6/1976 in Los Angeles, CA 156
Qualls 157
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 158
Warren 159
Watts 160


1934
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bill Ball5/24/1905 in Little Rock, AR Sep. 1966 in Wayne County, MI161
Trip Merritt 162
Blackie Morgan 163
Bench Newsome 164
John William "Red" "Larry" Patton12/5/1909 in Sardis, MS1/6/1976 in Los Angeles, CA 165
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 166


1935
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bill Adams 167
Jessie Askew2/2/1914 in Starksville, MS1/5/2000 in St. Louis, MO168
Bill Ball5/24/1905 in Little Rock, AR Sep. 1966 in Wayne County, MI169
Biggs 170
Boone 171
Walter Calhoun8/21/1911 in Union City, TN10/2/1976 in Cleveland, OH172
Carter 173
Crocker 174
"Handful" Davis 175
Geechie Donald 176 177
Downer 178
Espie 179
Glades 180
Elton Gladney9/20/1909 in Little Rock, ARNov. 1984 in MO181
Hall 182
Charlie Henderson 183
L. Henderson 184
Logan Hensley 2/16/1900 Pacific, MO10/1971 in St. Louis, MOManager185 186 187
John Hundley10/19/1914 in Morehead, MS4/9/1986 in Missouri188
Rookie Jones 189
John Lyles3/12/1912 in St. Louis, MO7/15/1991190
Madison 191
Robert Merritt 192 193
Miller 194
Johnny Ray 1/8/1911 in Williamson County, TN 6/28/1957 in Nashville, TN195
Russell 196
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 197
Theolic Smith 5/19/1913 in Wabbesika, AR11/3/1981 in Compton, CA198
Roosevelt Tate7/10/1909 in Bessemer, MS11/1978 in Caledonia, MS199
Taylor 200
Dan Wilson9/15/1915 in Yazoo City, MS 12/23/1986 in St. Louis, MO201
Emmett Wilson1/10/1913 in Yazoo City, MS 2/26/1991202


1936
NameBirthDeathNotes
Smoky Ambrose 203
Arencira Probably Fernando Arencibia.204
Bill Ball5/24/1905 in Little Rock, AR Sep. 1966 in Wayne County, MI205
Biggs 206 , 207
Childs 208
Childress Probably Guthrie Childress209
Cyrus Possibly Herb Souell.210
Danner/Donner 211 212 213
Dillard 214
Jimmy Ford10/16/1912 in Memphis, TNJan. 1982 in Memphis, TN215 , 216
Forte 217
Freeman Pitcher218 , 219 , 220
Leonard Henderson1/22/1901 in Hamilton County, TNMarch 1979 in Jackson, MS 221
Cowan "Bubba" Hyde4/10/1907 in Pontotoc, MS11/20/2003 in St. Louis, MO222 223
Bill Hoskins8/25/1913 in Charleston, MSMar. 1975224 225
Willie Jefferson7/16/1904 in Clearview, OK9/22/1979 in Houston, TX226
Emory "Bang" Long11/28/19113/6/1976 in Fort Lauderdale, FL227
Mitchell 228
Palmer Possibly Alcibiades Palma.229
Ted "Double Duty"Radcliffe7/7/1902 in Mobile, AL8/11/2005 in Chicago, ILPlayer-Manager230
Johnny Ray 1/8/1911 in Williamson County, TN 6/28/1957 in Nashville, TN231
Sanders 232
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 233 234
Roosevelt Tate7/10/1909 in Bessemer, MS11/1978 in Caledonia, MS235
R. Taylor Probably Raymond Taylor.236 237
S. Taylor 238
William Sumrall 12/4/16 in Deering, MOOct. 1984 in Gary, IN239


Others
NameBirthDeathNotes
Lore Redman 240
Willie Grace 6/30/1917 in Memphis, TN 11/18/2006 in Erie, PA 241
Eugene Johnson 242
Joseph Taylor 243
Herb Wheeler10/12/1913 in Memphis, TN 12/11/1981 in Montgomery, AL244
Frank McAllister4/29/1918 in Forrest City, AR5/5/1987 in Cairo, IL245

1 Chicago Defender, 6/18/1932, p.9
2 Chicago Defender, 6/25/1932, p.8
3 Chicago Defender, 5/13/1933, p.8
4 Chicago Defender, 5/13/1933, p.8
5 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
6 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
7 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
8 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
9 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
10 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
11 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
12 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
13 Chicago Defender, 6/3/1933, p.9
14 Chicago Defender, 6/10/1933, p.8
15 Chicago Defender, 6/17/1933, p.9
16 Chicago Defender, 6/17/1933, p.9
17 Chicago Defender, 6/17/1933, p.9
18 Arkansas Gazette, 7/6/1933
19 Chicago Defender, 7/29/1933, p.8
21 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
22 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
23 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
25 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
27 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
28 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
29 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
30 Chicago Defender, 8/19/1933, p.9
32 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
33 Chicago Defender, 6/30/1934, p.17
34 Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 6/23/1934
35 Chicago Defender, 6/30/1934, p.17
36 Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 6/23/1934
37 Chicago Defender, 6/30/1934, p.17
38 Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 6/23/1934
39 Arkansas Gazette, 6/21/1934
40 Memphis Press Scimitar, 8/18/1934
41 Chicago Defender, 4/6/1935, p.16
42 Chicago Defender, 4/6/1935, p.16
43 Chicago Defender, 4/13/1935, p.16
44 Chicago Defender, 4/13/1935, p.16
45 Chicago Defender, 4/27/1935, p.17
66 Arkansas Gazette, 6/14/1935
67 Arkansas Gazette, 6/14/1935
68 Chicago Defender, 6/22/1935
69 Chicago Defender, 6/22/1935
70 Chicago Defender, 7/6/1935, p. 14
71 Chicago Defender, 7/6/1935, p.13
72 Chicago Defender, 7/6/1935, p. 14
73 Chicago Defender, 7/13/1935, p.14
74 Chicago Defender, 7/13/1935, p.14
76 Kansas City Star, 8/4/1935
83 Omaha World Herald, 8/25/1935
84 Chicago Defender, 9/7/1935, p.14
85 Chicago Defender, 9/7/1935, p.14
86 Chicago Defender, 9/21/1935, p.15
87 Chicago Defender, 9/21/1935, p.15
88 Chicago Defender, 9/21/1935, p.15
89 Chicago Defender, 9/21/1935, p.15
90 Chicago Defender, 9/21/1935, p.15
100 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
101 Chicago Defender, 4/25/1936, p.14
103 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/9/1936
104 Chicago Defender, 4/25/1936, p.13
105 Chicago Defender, 4/25/1936, p.13
107 Chicago American Giants, 5/9/1936
108 Chicago American Giants, 5/9/1936
125 Memphis Press Scimitar, 7/10/1936
126 Memphis Press Scimitar, 7/10/1936
128 Arkansas Gazette, 7/27/1936
129 Plaindealer (Kansas City), 7/31/1936
130 Arkansas Gazette, 7/27/1936
131 Plaindealer (Kansas City), 7/31/1936
132 Arkansas Gazette, 7/29/1936
140 Chicago Defender, 10/3/1936, p.13
141 Chicago Defender, 6/18/1932, p.9
142 Chicago Defender, 6/25/1932, p.8
143 Chicago Defender, 6/25/1932, p.8
144 Chicago Defender, 6/25/1932, p.8
145 Chicago Defender, 6/25/1932, p.8
146 Chicago Defender, 6/25/1932, p.8
147 Chicago Defender, 7/29/1933, p.8
148 Chicago Defender, 7/29/1933, p.8
149 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
150 Chicago Defender, 8/19/1933, p.9
151 Chicago Defender, 5/13/1933, p.8
152 Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
154 Chicago Defender, 6/10/1933, p.8
155 Chicago Defender, 8/19/1933, p.9
157 Chicago Defender, 5/13/1933, p.8
158 Chicago Defender, 5/13/1933, p.8
159 Chicago Defender, 6/10/1933, p.8
160 Chicago Defender, 5/13/1933, p.8
161 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
162 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
163 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
164 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
165 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
166 Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
167 1935 Claybrook Tigers Photo Caption.
175 1935 Claybrook Tigers Photo Caption.
177 Chicago Defender, 7/13/1935, p.14
187 Chicago Defender, 4/6/1935, p.17
193 Chicago Defender, 8/6/1935, p.14
196 Chicago Defender, 6/22/1935, p.13
200 Chicago Defender, 8/6/1935, p.14
203 Chicago Defender, 4/11/1936, p.13
211 Probably Theodis Donner (b. 3/26/1910 in Warriorstand, AL; d. 9/25/1987 in Cleveland, OH).(Buffalo Courier-Express, 3/25/1938). Also possibly from Marianna, AR. (Chicago Defender, 10/3/1936'')(
213 Chicago Defender, 10/3/1936, p.13
214 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
216 Chicago Defender, 5/16/1936, p.13
219 Chicago Defender, 5/16/1936, p.13
220 Possibly Jake Freeman
221 Chicago Defender, 4/11/1936, p.13
224 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
226 Plaindealer (Kansas City, KS), 7/31/1936
227 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
231 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
233 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
235 Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
242 Chicago Defender, 7/20/1935, p.15
243 The Indianapolis ABCs: History of a Premier Team in the Negro Leagues, By Paul Debono, p.220