Ollie Brantley , born September 16th, 1931 in Marianna, AR, was a Negro League baseball player with the Memphis Red Sox from 1951-1952 and a professional baseball player from 1953-1969.
Brantley was the son of James Brantley and Essie (nee Saxton) Brantley.1 He grew up near Lexa, AR.
Brantley died on April 5th, 2020 in Dallas, TX.2
"The Memphis Red Sox seventeen-year-old rookie find, Ollie Brantley, has just about hit this stride. He is carrying the record of seven victories and one defeat. Rival players are beginning to talk about his curve ball and his fast ball. When they talking, they fear that particular pitcher. By the way Brantley is 17 years of age, weighs 172 pounds, and is six feet, one inch and hails from Lexa, Arkansas. This is good news for young ball players. He is from Good Curry's Negro Delta Baseball School. We all are pulling for Ollie' continuous sensational pitching. He is one of the, main factors in the [Memphis Red] Sox great winning streak."3
Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.