James Bizzle

James Abram Garfield Bizzle, born March 9th, 19201 in Arkansas,2 was a Negro League baseball player with the Birmingham Black Barons in 1947. He was the younger brother of Richard Bizzle.


Bizzle was the son of Anthony/Autrey Bizzle and Effie (nee McNeil) Bizzle and grew up in Arkadelphia, AR. He enlisted in the United States Army on August 29th, 1942 in Little Rock, AR.3

Bizzle, a large and tall outfielder, earned a tryout with the Birmingham Black Barons in the spring of 1947.4 5 The Seamheads Negro League Database lists him as playing 1 game with Birmingham.

Bizzle died on July 23rd, 1987 and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.6 7


"[Birmingham Black Barons tryout] James Brizzle [sic] of Arkadelphia, Ark., centerfielder; . . . "8

"James Bizzle, (6 ft. 2 in, about 195 lbs) has looked good in centerfield during the spring training sessions at Orlando, Fla."9

"Speedy James Brizzle [sic] of Arkadelphia will be in left field for the [Birmingham Black] Barons."10


Statistics at Seamheads.com.