Loading...
 

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)W723
5/?/1933England, AREngland (AR) GiantsW874
5/?/1933England, AREngland (AR) GiantsW1294
5/?/1933Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)W974
5/?/1933Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)W934
5/?/1933Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)L234
5/?/1933Forrest City, ARForrest City (AR) Red CapsW824
5/?/1933Claybrook, ARArkansas Bear Cats (Jonesboro, AR)W804
5/28/1933Claybrook, ARHomeland Giants (Memphis, TN)L054
5/28/1933Claybrook, ARHomeland Giants (Memphis, TN)W324
6/3/1933Holly Springs, MSRust CollegeW635
6/?/1933Holly Springs, MSHolly Springs (MS) GiantsL466
6/?/1933Holly Springs, MSHolly Springs (MS) GiantsW416
6/?/1933Claybrook, ARHolly Springs (MS) GiantsW1216
7/16/1933England, AR Missouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR) 7
7/23/1933Claybrook, ARDubisson Tigers (Little Rock, AR)L5689
7?/1933Hazlehurst, MSHazlehurst (MS)W13910
7?/1933Hazlehurst, MSHazlehurst (MS)L3810
7/?/1933Greenville, MSGreenville (MS)W14210
7/?/1933Greenville, MSGreenville (MS)W8310
7/?/1933Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS) Rough RidersW6510
7/?/1933Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS) Rough RidersL1210
7/?/1933Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS) Rough RidersL1410
8/13/1933Claybrook, ARMemphis (TN) AthleticsW9511
9/17/1933Claybrook, ARDubisson Tigers (Little Rock, AR)W8412
1934
6/3/1934Claybrook, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)L2413
6/?/1934New Orleans, LANew Orleans (LA) Crescent StarsL0514
6/?/1934New Orleans, LANew Orleans (LA) Crescent StarsL01614
6/?/1934New Orleans, LANew Orleans (LA) Crescent StarsL01914
6/24/1934Claybrook, ARDubisson Tigers (Little Rock, AR) 15
6/19/1934Claybrook, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR) 16
1935
3/23/1935Casino Park, Monroe, LAMonroe (LA) MonarchsW6417
3/24/1935Casino Park, Monroe, LAMonroe (LA) MonarchsW10817
4/6/1935Houston, TXHouston (TX) Black BuffaloesW4218
4/7/1935Houston, TXHouston (TX) Black BuffaloesW12418
4/23/1935Austin, TXChicago American GiantsL0719
4/21/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TXSan Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW19120
4/21/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TXSan Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW9620
4/27/1935Laredo, TXLaredo (TX) LulacsW6521
4/28/1935Laredo, TXLaredo (TX) LulacsW10622
4/28/1935Laredo, TXLaredo (TX) LulacsW7222
5/1/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) Braves 23
5/2/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) BravesW5324
5/5/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL13First Game.25
5/5/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL13Second Game.25
5/6/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL4626
5/?/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) BravesW3127
5/?/1935Benavides, TXBenavides (TX) BravesL3527
5/11/1935 Monterrey 28
5/12/1935 Monterrey 28
5/12/1935 Monterrey 28
5/16/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXBenavides (TX) BravesW8729
6/?/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxL3530
6/8/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 31
6/9/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 31
6/14/1935Travelers Field, Little Rock, ARMemphis Red Sox 32
6/15/1935Travelers Field, Little Rock, ARMemphis Red Sox 32
6/16/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW3233
6/16/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW1033
6/30/1935Martin Park, Memphis TNMemphis Red SoxL3934
6/?/1935 Greenwood (MS) StarsL3435
6/30/1935Martin Park, Memphis TNMemphis Red SoxL0134
7/4/1935Claybrook, ARCuban StarsW6436
7/4/1935Claybrook, ARCuban StarsW7036
7/6/1935Metropolitan Park, St. Louis, MOMetropolitan Stars 37
8/4/1935Rock Island Park, Kansas City, MOKansas Colts 38
8/11/1935Airport Field, Moberly, MOGatewood-BrownsW10439
8/12/1935Airport Field, Moberly, MOGatewood-BrownsW20139
8/14/1935Wichita, KSSan Angelo (TX)W7440
8/19/1935Wichita, KSYuma (AZ) CubsW14341
8/21/1935Wichita, KSYuma (AZ) CubsL43Replayed Game42
8/21/1935Wichita, KSBuffalo Blue CoalsW6143
8/24/1935Wichita, KSOmaha (NE)L5644
9/1/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW6245
9/1/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxW3245
9/2/1935Memphis, TNMemphis Red SoxL 46
9/5/1935Little Rock, ARMemphis Red SoxL 46
9/8/1935Claybrook, ARMemphis Red SoxL 46
9/8/1935Claybrook, ARMemphis Red SoxW 46
9/15/1935Martin Park, Memphis,TNMemphis Red SoxW5246
9/29/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 47
9/29/1935Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) All-Stars 47
10/6/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TX San Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW4248
10/6/1935Tech Field, San Antonio, TX San Antonio (TX) Black MissionsW4148
10/12/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXMonterreyL4949
10/17/1935Nuevo Laredo, MXLa JuntaL1350
10/19/1935Kleberg Park, Corpus Christi, TXInternationals 51
10/20/1935Kleberg Park, Corpus Christi, TXInternationals 51
1936
4/5/1936Ginner's Park, Clarksdale, MSClarksdale (MS)MonarchsW8252
4/11/1936City Park, New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsW9453
4/12/1936City Park, New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsW19754, 55
4/13/1936City Park, New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsW 56
4/19/1936New Orleans, LAChicago American GiantsL7857
4/19/1936New Orleans, LaChicago American GiantsW4357
4/?/1936Hattiesburg, MSHattiesburg (MS)Hercules GiantsW6358
5/3/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNChicago American GiantsW12359
5/3/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNChicago American GiantsL4859
5/7/1936League Park, Jackson, MSPiney Woods Giants Collegians 60
5/8/1936League Park, Jackson, MSPiney Woods Giants Collegians 60
5/8/1936League Park, Jackson, MSPiney Woods Giants Collegians 60
5/9/1936Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) Pirates 61, 62
5/10/1936Broad Street Park, Greenwood, MSGreenwood (MS) Pirates 61, 62
5/24/1936Memphis, TNCincinnati TigersW4363
5/24/1936Memphis, TNCincinnati TigersL3863
6/25/1936Indian Park, Osceola, AREast St. Louis (IL) TigersW5464
7/4/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsL6465
7/4/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsW9466
7/5/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsW5067
7/5/1936Memphis, TNCuban StarsL3768
7/6/1936League Park, Jackson, MSCuban Stars 69
7/7/1936League Park, Jackson, MSCuban Stars 69
7/9/1936Cleveland, MSCuban StarsW2170
7/9/1936Clarksdale, MSCuban StarsW5370
7/22/1936Recreation Park, Greenville, MSGreenville (MS) All-StarsL41071
7/26/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNMonterrey (MX) All-StarsW807273
7/26/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNMonterrey (MX) All-StarsW217273
7/28/1936Travelers Field, Little Rock, ARMonterrey (MX) All-StarsW15674
8/14/1936Missouri Pacific Park, Atchison, KSLevin SportsmenW 75
8/15/1936Macon, MOElmerW15376, 77
8/16/1936Kansas City, MOSchnieder JewelryW 78
8/16/1936Trenton, MO 79
8/17/1936South End Park, Chillicothe, MOCrookshank Bankers 79
8/30/1936Russwood Park, Memphis, TNCincinnati Tigers 80
9/28/1936Marianna, ARChicago American GiantsW5481



Players

1932
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bonner 1
Franks 2
Kelly 2
Morgan 2
Thornton 2
Winfield 2


1933
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bill BallAbt. 1905 in AR 8
Guthrie Childress12/13/1909 in AR12/29/1984 in Harvey, IL82810
Cliff Collins 11
Durham 3
Franks 10
Blackie Morgan 5
Willie Newsome 11
Larry Patton 83
Qualls 3
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 3
Warren 5
Watts 3


1934
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bill BallAbt. 1905 in AR 84
Trip Merritt 84
Blackie Morgan 84
Bench Newsome 84
Larry Patton 84
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 84


1935
NameBirthDeathNotes
Bill Adams 85
Jessie Askew2/2/19141/5/2000 in St. Louis, MO86
Bill BallAbt. 1905 in AR 87
Biggs 87
Boone 88
Walter Calhoun8/21/1911 in Union City, TN10/2/1976 in Cleveland, OH87
Carter 88
Crocker 86
"Handful" Davis 85
Geechie Donald 8936
Downer 90
Espie 91
Glades 92
Elton Gladney9/20/1909 in ArkansasNov. 1984 in MO43
Hall 91
Charlie Henderson 86
Logan Hensley 2/16/190010/1971 in St. Louis, MO86
John Hundley10/14/1914 in Morehead, MS4/9/1986 in Missouri86
Ruckie Jones 86
John Lyles3/12/1912 in St. Louis, MO7/15/199186
Madison 86
Robert Merritt 8993
Miller 88
Johnny Ray 1/8/1911 in Williamson County, TN 6/28/1957 in Nashville, TN87
Russell 94
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 92
Theolic Smith 5/19/1913 in Wabbesika, AR11/3/1981 in Compton, CA86
Roosevelt Tate7/10/1909 in MS11/1978 in Caledonia, MS86
Taylor 93
Dan Wilson9/15/1915 in Yazoo City, MO 12/23/1986 in St. Louis, MO86
Emmett Wilson1/10/1913 in Yazoo City, MO 2/26/199187


1936
NameBirthDeathNotes
Smoky Ambrose 95
Arencira Probably Fernando Arencibia.77
Bill BallAbt. 1905 in AR 96
Biggs 97, 98
Childs 99
Childress 100
Cyrus Possibly Herb Souell.77
Danner/Donner 1017781
Dillard 53
Jimmy Ford10/16/1912 in Memphis, TNJan. 1982 in Memphis, TN102, 103
Forte 77
Freeman Pitcher104
Leonard Henderson 95
Cowan "Bubba" Hyde4/10/1907 in Pontotoc, MS11/20/2003 in St. Louis, MO77105
Bill Hoskins8/25/1913 in Charleston, MSMar. 19755377
Willie Jefferson7/16/1904 in Clearview, OK9/22/1979 in Houston, TX106
Emory "Bang" Long11/28/19113/6/1976 in Fort Lauderdale, FL53
Mitchell 104
Palmer Possibly Alcibiades Palma.78
Ted "Double Duty"Radcliffe7/7/1902 in Mobile, AL8/11/2005 in Chicago, IL107
Johnny Ray 1/8/1911 in Williamson County, TN 6/28/1957 in Nashville, TN53
Sanders 104
Alfred Saylor12/31/1911 in Blytheville, AR 5377
Roosevelt Tate7/10/1909 in MS11/1978 in Caledonia, MS53
R. Taylor Probably Raymond Taylor.10877
S. Taylor 77
William Sumrall 12/4/16 in Deering, MOOct. 1984 in Gary, IN109


Others
NameBirthDeathNotes
Lore Redman 110
Willie Grace 111
Eugene Johnson 112
Joseph Taylor 113


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, 6/3/1933, p.9
5. Chicago Defender, 6/10/1933, p.8
6. Chicago Defender, 6/17/1933, p.9
7. Arkansas Gazette, 7/6/1933
8. Chicago Defender, 7/29/1933, p.8
10. Chicago Defender, 8/5/1933, p.9
11. Chicago Defender, 8/19/1933, p.9
13. Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
14. Chicago Defender, 6/30/1934, p.17
15. Arkansas Gazette, 6/21/1934
16. Memphis Press Scimitar, 8/18/1934
17. Chicago Defender, 4/6/1935, p.16
18. Chicago Defender, 4/13/1935, p.16
19. Chicago Defender, 4/27/1935, p.17
32. Arkansas Gazette, 6/14/1935
33. Chicago Defender, 6/22/1935
34. Chicago Defender, 7/6/1935, p. 14
35. Chicago Defender, 7/6/1935, p.13
36. Chicago Defender, 7/13/1935, p.14
38. Kansas City Star, 8/4/1935
44. Omaha World Herald, 8/25/1935
45. Chicago Defender, 9/7/1935, p.14
46. Chicago Defender, 9/21/1935, p.15
53. Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/12/1936
54. Chicago Defender, 4/25/1936, p.14
56. Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 4/9/1936
57. Chicago Defender, 4/25/1936, p.13
59. Chicago American Giants, 5/9/1936
70. Memphis Press Scimitar, 7/10/1936
72. Arkansas Gazette, 7/27/1936
73. Plaindealer (Kansas City), 7/31/1936
74. Arkansas Gazette, 7/29/1936
81. Chicago Defender, 10/3/1936, p.13
84. Chicago Defender, 6/9/1934, p.16
85. 1935 Claybrook Tigers Photo Caption.
93. Chicago Defender, 8/6/1935, p.14
94. Chicago Defender, 6/22/1935, p.13
95. Chicago Defender, 4/11/1936, p.13
101. Possibly Theodos Donner. Buffalo Courier-Express, 3/25/1938
103. Chicago Defender, 5/16/1936, p.13
106. Plaindealer (Kansas City, KS), 7/31/1936
112. Chicago Defender, 7/20/1935, p.15
113. The Indianapolis ABCs: History of a Premier Team in the Negro Leagues, By Paul Debono, p.220