LORENZO ‘PIPER’ DAVIS
Born July 3, 1917
Died May 22, 1997
Signed by the Birmingham Black Barons in 1942.
Player-Manager for the team in 1948 and 1949.
Played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters, 1943-46.
First African-American player in the Boston Red Sox organization, 1950.
Played for the Oakland Oaks, 1951-55.
Played for the Los Angeles Angels, 1955-57.
Player-Manager of the Ft. Worth Cats, 1958.
Scouted for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Montreal Expos. Made eight Negro League All-Star Game appearances.
Elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.