Blake Harper

Shelby Blakemore Harper, born October 21st, 1889 in Greenwood, AR, was a profession baseball executive. He was president of numerous minor league teams from 1926-1930, a special assistant to Branch Rickey, and head of concessions at Sportsman Park in St. Louis from 1933-1946.


Blake Harper was the sheriff of Sebastian County, AR before entering baseball.

Harper died January 28th, 1950 in Hot Springs, AR after a lengthy illness. He was buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Greenwood, AR.


1) The Sporting News, 3/8/1928
2) The Sporting News, 2/8/1950