Eddie Stuckey

Edward Earl "Bill" Stuckey, born July 22nd, 1914 in Gurdon, AR,1 was a Negro baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s.


Stuckey was the son of Ples Stuckey and Lula Murl (nee Livingston) Stuckey.2 He married Genella Clark on March 24th, 1935.3 During World War II, he was a Technician Fifth Grade in the US Army. He spent 18 months overseas before returning to his home in Gurdon, AR.4 5

Stuckey, an infielder, played in 1947 with the Purity All-Stars, a semi-pro team in Hot Springs, AR. Before the 1948 season, he was signed by the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League.6 7 He did not make the team, and instead may have played in the Negro American Association with the Norfolk Royals.8 9 10 From 1949-1950, Stuckey played with and helped manage the semi-pro Gurdon Panthers in his hometown. In 1951, he joined the semi-pro Camden Eagles in the Ark-La-Tex League.11 12 He continued to play in Camden for several more years with the 1952 Camden All-Stars13 and the 1953 Camden Red Sox.14 Stuckey was also a part owner of the 1955 Camden Tigers semi-pro team.15

Stuckey died December 5th, 199116 and buried in Rode Hedge Cemetery in Gurdon, AR.17


"Eddie Stuckey, an infield rookie from Hot Springs, Ark., who comes well recommended [to the Indianapolis Clowns]."18

"The Panthers are managed by Eddie “Bill” Stuckey who played two seasons with the Hot Springs All Stars and one season with the Norfolk Royals of the American Negro association."19