Red Dancy

August Herod "Red" Dancy, born January 4th, 1895 in North Little Rock, AR1 , was a professional baseball player from 1924-1925.


Dancy spent most of his adult life as a firefighter in North Little Rock, AR. He also coached American Legion baseball2 and scouted for the New York Giants3 .

Dancy died in 19584 and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery in North Little Rock, AR5 .


" . . . Red Dancey, Little Rock, Ark."6

" . . . Red Dancey, a classy hurler who was last year with the Hope [Arkansas] joined the squad today. Red is sure to make himself known in the camp. One of most notable feats last year was the winning of a 16-inning game from Camden, 3 to 2."7

"Meet Mr. Red Dancy of the Miner pitching staff. Red spends his winters as a fireman in North Little Rock, which makes him a subject of hero worship for Mose Poolaw. He has played at every position on the diamond and is rated as a very versatile performer. Red had a good year in the Arkansas state league last season."8

""Red" Dancey, pitcher. Dancey is a right-handed and "burned 'em up" in the West Arkansas League last season."9

""Red" Dancey, of Arkansas . . . "10


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

1 Dancy's WWII Draft Card
2 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 7/16/2012
3 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2/5/1996
4 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/10/1996
5 Edgewood Cemetery on Arkansasties.com
6 Joplin Globe, 3/24/1924
7 Joplin Globe, 3/30/1924
8 Joplin Globe, 4/25/1924
9 Times-Picayune, 3/23/1925
10 Hattiesburg, MS, 3/30/1925