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Eddie Stuckey

Edward Earl "Bill" Stuckey, born July 22nd, 1914 in Gurdon, AR,1 was a Negro league baseball player. Stuckey played with the Purity All-Stars, Gurdon Panthers and Norfolk Royals.

Biography

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

In late 1947, Stuckey signed a contract to play with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League.6 However, it's not clear whether Stuckey ever played with the Clowns.

In 1949, Stuckey managed the Gurdon Panthers.7

Stuckey played with the Camden Eagles semi-pro team in 1951.8

Stuckey was a part owner of the 1955 Camden Tigers semi-pro team.9

Stuckey died December 5th, 199110 and buried in Rode Hedge Cemetery in Gurdon, AR.11

Excerpts

"Eddie Stuckey, an infield rookie from Hot Springs, Ark., who comes well recommended [to the Indianapolis Clowns]."12

"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."13