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Dubisson Tigers

The Dubisson Tigers, September 11th, 1936. Courtesy of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
The Dubisson Tigers, September 11th, 1936. Courtesy of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.


The Dubisson Tigers, occasionally referred to as the Little Rock Black Tigers, were an all-black semi-pro baseball team based in Little Rock, AR from about 1933-1942. Home games were played at Crump Park.

History

The Dubisson Tigers were sponsored by wealthy Little Rock mortician Daniel Dubisson. The team first appeared in 1933 and played home games at Crump Park in Little Rock's segregated South End community.

The Tigers were likely broken up by World War II, but returned in 1947 under a new name, the C and C Hotel Stars.

Schedule/Results

The following is a partial record of games played by the Tigers:

DateLocationOpponentW-LRRANotes
6/25/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR) 1
6/25/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR) 1
7/9/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARNorth Little Rock (AR) A's 2
7/12/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARNorth Little Rock (AR) A's 3
7/23/1933Claybrook, ARClaybrook Tigers (Claybrook, AR)W654
8/?/1933Little Rock, ARForrest City (AR) Red CapsW545
8/?/1933Little Rock, ARForrest City (AR) Red CapsW105
8/20/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Stars 6
8/20/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Stars 6
8/27/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock StarsW537
8/27/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock StarsW427
9/17/1933Claybrook Field, Claybrook, ARClaybrook Tigers (Claybrook, AR)L488
9/23/1933Travelers Field, Little Rock, AR 9
10/1/1933Crump Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR)W9010, 11
6/17/1934Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR)W7412
6/21/1934Crump Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR) 12
6/24/1934Claybrook, ARClaybrook Tigers (Claybrook, AR) 13
7/4/1934Omaha, NECudahy Rex (Omaha, NE)W6514, 15
7/4/1934Omaha, NECudahy Rex (Omaha, NE)W4314, 15
8/5/1934Pine Bluff, ARPine Bluff (AR) BoostersW3116
8/11/1934 College Station (Little Rock, AR)W11417
8/12/1934Jones Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR) 17
9/9/1934Jones Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR) 18
9/22/1934Crump Park, Little Rock, ARMerchants Transfer (Little Rock, AR) 19
9/23/1934Pine Bluff, ARMissouri Pacific Boosters (Pine Bluff, AR) 19
4/28/1935Jones Park, Little Rock, ARTuxedo Nine (Little Rock, AR) 20
8/4/1935Camden, ARSouthern Kraftsmen (Camden, AR) 21
8/11/1935Crump Park, Little Rock, ARGoldman Hotel Browns (Fort Smith, AR)W1022
9/29/1935Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock (AR) CardinalsL3823
4/12/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, AREudora StarsW 24, 25
4/26/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, ARRussellville (AR) Stars 25
6/14/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, ARPine Bluff (AR) Boosters 26
6/?/1936 Atchison (KS) 27, 26
6/21/1936Texarkana, AR 26
6/28/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, ARGoldman Hotel Grays (Fort Smith, AR)W 28, 27
6/28/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, ARGoldman Hotel Grays (Fort Smith, AR)L 28, 27
8/2/1936Tallulah, LATallulah (LA) Owls 29
8/9/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, ARGoldman Hotel Grays (Fort Smith, AR) 28
8/9/1936Crump Park, Little Rock, ARGoldman Hotel Grays (Fort Smith, AR) 28
8/16/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport TigersL5630
8/16/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersL3630
8/23/1936Fairgrounds Park, Tallulah, LATallulah (LA) Owls L0131
8/30/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersW4332
8/30/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersW4032
9/5/1936Lake Providence, LATallulah (LA) OwlsL3633
9/6/1936Tallulah, LATallulah (LA) OwlsL1733
9/13/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersW6234
9/13/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersL0234
9/20/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersL3435
9/20/1936Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersW7435
4/4/1937Dixie Park, Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersL0336
4/18/1937Crump Park, Little Rock, ARSt. Louis StarsW3237, 38
4/25/1937Crump Park, Little Rock, ARSt. Louis StarsW171639, 40
5/2/1937 Tallulah (LA) OwlsL0241
5/16/1937Lake Village, ARTallulah (LA) Owls 42, 41
6/14/1937Lincoln Park, New Orleans, LANew Orleans Black PelicansL1543
6/18/1937Camden, ARCamden (AR) Green Sox 44
6/20/1937Crump Park, Little Rock, ARBlack Kraftsmen (Camden, AR) 45
6/20/1937Crump Park, Little Rock, ARBlack Kraftsmen (Camden, AR) 45
7/11/1937Tallulah, LATallulah (LA) OwlsL2846, 47
4/10/1938Shreveport, LAShreveport (LA) TigersW5448, 49
4/24/1938Tullulah, LATullulah (LA) OwlsL0550
5/15/1938Morrilton, ARMorrilton (AR) SluggersW4151
5/31/1938 Tallulah (LA) OwlsL4652
6/?/1938Morrilton, ARMorrilton (AR) SluggersL0453
7/4/1938Greenville, MSGreenville (MS) Black BucksL71954, 55
7/17/1938Crump Park, Little Rock, ARMorrilton (AR) Sluggers 56
3/24/1940Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Cubs 57
6/30/1940Brown Paper Mill Park, West Monroe, LAMonroe (LA) All-StarsL2658
6/30/1940Brown Paper Mill Park, West Monroe, LAMonroe (LA) All-StarsL0458
7/26/1941Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Cubs 59
7/26/1941Crump Park, Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Cubs 59
8/7/1941Booster ParkLittle Rock CubsW18760
8/22/1941Morrilton, ARBrown Bombers (Camden, AR) 61
4/19/1942Little Rock, ARCrump All-StarsW5162


Players


1933
Managed by John Hibbler.6

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Jake FreemanAbt. 1915 in Arkansas 10
Griffin 63
Hawkins 2
Hollins 7
Byron Johnson9/16/1911 in Little Rock, AR 9/24/2005 in Denver, CO63
Jones 64
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198210
Robert Pickett10/24/1912 in Wrightsville, AR 2
Young 64


1934

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Greenwood 14
Jake FreemanAbt. 1915 in Arkansas 14
Griffin 15
J. Hawkins 15
Sam Hawkins3/14/1907 in Little Rock, AR1/23/1992 in Little Rock, AR14
Johnson 15
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198214
Mitchell 15
Robert Pickett10/24/1912 in Wrightsville, AR 15
Purdie 15
Rouse 15
Spearman 15


1935

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198222



1936

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Childs 65
William Cunningham2/4/1911 in Wrightsville, AR1/14/2004 in Wrightsville, AR28
Greenwood 65
Griffin 66
Jake FreemanAbt. 1915 in Arkansas 67
Hawkins 67
J. Hawkins 32
Johnson 65
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198230
Robert Pickett10/24/1912 in Wrightsville, AR 68
Jacob Robinson3/27/1920 in Little Rock, AR4/5/2013 in Grand Rapids, MI 69
Steel 69


1937

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Cole 37, 43
Griffin 43
Hawkins 37
J. Hawkins 43
Hill 37
Jake FreemanAbt. 1915 in Arkansas 46
Jones 37
Byron Johnson9/16/1911 in Little Rock, AR9/24/2005 in Denver, CO37
King 43
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198237
J. Robinson 37, 43
Rouse 43


1938

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Child 53
Cole 70
Griffin 70
Hawkins 51
King 70
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198251
J. McClinton 70
Robert Pickett10/24/1912 in Wrightsville, AR 70
Richardson 70
Robinson 70
J. Robinson 70
Rouse 70


1940

Player Birth DeathNotes
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR198257
McCurrin 57


1941

Player Birth DeathNotes
Valley "Butch" "Dirty Red" King7/10/1915 in Little Rock, AR6/5/2003 in New Orleans, LA71
Bill Sparks8/2/1910 in Little Rock, AR1/1/1989 in Little Rock, AR 71
Fred Swinton6/19/1922 in Little Rock, AR10/10/1976 in Little Rock, AR60


1942
Managed by Charles Rouse72 and Clarence Cole.62

Player Birth DeathNotes
Childs 62
Clarence Cole8/30/1912 in Little Rock, AR8/9/1954 in Little Rock, AR 62
Jones 62
Valley "Butch" "Dirty Red" King7/10/1915 in Little Rock, AR6/5/2003 in New Orleans, LA62
Lewis 62
Little 62
Ira McCarroll6/16/1911 in McCrory, AR1982 62
McClinton 62
McCurrin 62
Robinson 62
Charlie Rouse7/3/1908 in Little Rock, AR10/2/1971 in Little Rock, AR 62
Shaw 62
Shaw 62
Bill Sparks8/2/1910 in Little Rock, AR1/1/1989 in Little Rock, AR 62
J. Thomas 62
P. Thomas 62


Others

PlayerBirthDeathNotes
Charles Spearman Jr.1/14/1914 in Arkadelphia, AR9/8/2000 in Pine Bluff, AR73
Frederick Spearman1/18/1917 in AR11/10/2010 in Jamaica, Queens, NY74, 75


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