Lou Dials


Oland Cecil "Lou" Dials , born January 10th, 1904 in Hot Springs, AR,1 was a Negro League baseball player from 1925-1936.


Dials was the son of Louis Cecil Dials and Nellie (nee French) Dials.2 He was born in Hot Springs, AR but moved to Los Angeles, CA by 1918.3 4

Dials appeared in the 1936 East-West All-Star Game. Later, he became a scout.

Dials died on April 5th, 1994 in Modesto, CA.5


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

Statistics at the Seamheads Negro Leagues Database.
3 Dials' father, Lewis Cecil Dials, was registered for the World War I Draft in Los Angeles on September 10th, 1918. His wife Nellie is also listed as a resident of Los Angeles.
4 Lou's brother Ardie Clifton Dials was born in 1908 in Shreveport, LA. It seems likely that the family had already moved away from Hot Springs at that time.