Richard White

John Richard White Jr., born about July 30th, 1912 in Memphis, TN,1 2 was a Negro baseball player from about 1937-1939. He lived much of his life in Arkansas.


White was the son of Rev. John Richard White Sr. and Annie B. White.3 He lived in Crittenden County, AR and St. Francis County, AR as a youth and Pine Bluff, AR as an adult.

White played in 1937 with the Memphis-based Brooklyn Giants, an independent traveling semi-pro team.4 Later that year, the Giants made their headquarters in Algona, IA and became the Algona Brownies.5 White continued to play with Brownies in 1938 and 1939.6 7

White died on September 1st, 1982 in Detroit, MI.8
1 White's WWII draft card. (Accessed at Fold3.com)
2 1940 U.S. Census. White's occupation is listed as a "Baseball Player, Professional Baseball."
6 The Algona Upper Des Moines, 8/2/1938. White is noted as the cousin of fellow Brownies player Danny White.