Otis Brazell

Otis Winston Brazell , born December 3rd, 18851 in Arkansas,2 was a professional baseball player from 1902-1913.


Brazell likely began his baseball career with a semi-pro team in Hope, AR in 1901.3 Otis' brother Earl also played on the team.

Brazell's minor league career began in 1902 with Texarkana. He briefly played with Texarkana again in 19064 5 and played one game with the Little Rock Travelers on September 1st.6 7

Brazell played with the Monroe Municipals From 1907-1908, with the Charlotte Hornets from 1908-1909 and the Wilmington Chicks from 1911-1912.

While with Wilmington, Brazell pitched a no-hitter against the Johnston Johnnies on August 14th, 1911.8

Brazell died on December 17th, 1952 in San Mateo, CA.9


"[Little Rock Manager] Chief Zimmer will spring a surprise on the Barons and the local fans by trying out two new pitchers. They are Brazell and Vance, and were until yesterday members of the Camden team of the Arkansas-Texas League. The Arkansas-Texas league recently succumbed through the dropping out of the Texarkana club. Both Brazzell and Vance are said to be good pitchers. . . . Brazzell and Vace have been playing exhibition games at Hot Springs, and arrived in Little Rock last night from that city."10


1902 Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

1907-1913 Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

3 Dallas Morning News, 5/30/1901
4 Dallas Morning News, 7/31/1906
5 Dallas Morning News, 8/23/1906
6 Dallas Morning News, 9/2/1906
7 Sporting Life, 9/22/1906
8 1912 Reach Baseball Guide