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Little Rock Reds (1884-1885)

The Little Rock Reds were an amateur Negro baseball team based in Little Rock, AR between 1884-1885.

History

The Reds played the Little Rock Browns, another local Negro team, in August, 1884. The game reportedly ended in a fight. (1)

The Reds, along with the Cadet Base Ball Club, are earliest known example of a black baseball team in Arkansas to receive attention from local newspapers.

Schedule/Results

DateLocationOpponentResult
8/1884Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Browns
8/13/1885Association ParkCadetsW, 25-18


Players

PlayerBirthDeath
Bolden
Hill
Jennings
Jones
Jones
Lewis
Taylor
Taylor
Wallace


Sources

1) Arkansas Gazette, 8/15/1884