Lafayette Washington


Lafayette Washington ("Fay"), born January 26th, 1915 in Alma, AR1 was a Negro League baseball player from about 1940-1948.


Washington was the son of King Washington and Bertha (nee Ingram) Washington.2 He lived much of his early life in Arkansas.3

Washington, a pitcher, appeared with the St. Louis New-Orleans Stars in 1940 and 1941, as well as with the the Birmingham Black Barons during the team's 1944 Negro American League championship season. In 1945, he shifted to the Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns and by August was with the independent Chicago Colored Monarchs.4 Washington also pitched for the Seattle Steelheads in the 1946 West Cost Negro Baseball League5 and with the semipro East Chicago Giants in 1948.6

Washington died on April 11th, 1975 in Chicago, IL..7 8 He was buried in Homewood, IL.


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

Statistics at the Seamheads Negro League Database.
1 Washington's WWII Draft Card. (Accessed at Fold3.com.)
3 Fayette Washington, "United States Census, 1930." Washington is also listed as living in Wrightsville, AR in his WWII Draft Card registered in 1940.
5 [https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=d&d=SDT19460716.1.2&srpos=3&e=--194-en-201--txt-txIN-%22lafayette+washington%22----|Sullivan Daily Times], 7/16/1946, p.2