Nick Jones

Nicholas Jones, born about September 17th, 1902 in Arkadelphia, AR,1 2 was a Negro baseball player from about 1924-1939.


Jones was the son of Nicholas Jones and Mattie (nee McClanahan) Jones of Arkadelphia, AR.2 3

Jones may have played with the Memphis Red Sox in 1924.4 For a number of years, Jones lived in Sioux City, IA,5 6 and played with various teams based there, including the Sioux City Ghosts in 1925 and 1928,7 the Sioux City All-Stars in 1926, the Kary All Stars in 1929,8 , and the Colored House of David team from 1929-1931.9 10 He also played the Scotts Giants of Des Moines, IA, in 1928, the John Donaldson All-Stars in 1932, and the Butte Colored Giants from 1936-1939.11

Jones lived in Butte, MT, in 1940.12


"[Sioux City Ghosts player] Nick Jones, outfield. Jones played last season with the Memphis, Tenn., Red Sox."13

"Nick Jones from the Colored House of David starts in left [for the Butte Colored Giants]"14
1 Jones' WWII Draft Card. Lists his sister, Elsie McCory, as a relative.
2 1925 Iowa Census. Jones is listed at the same residents as other players with the Sioux City Ghosts, including Codie Spearman and Lou Dials. Page 1. Page 2.
3 1910 U.S. Census. Listed as "Josephus Jones."
4 Sioux City Journal, 5/10/1925
5 Sioux City City Directory. 1933 City Directory lists Nick Jones, a "ball player," living with wife Dorothy.
6 1930 U.S. Census. Jones is listed with wife Dorothy.
8 Sioux City Journal, 4/19/1929
13 Sioux City Journal, 5/10/1925