Memphis Red SoxMemphis Red Sox
1924-25, 1927-30, 1932, 1937-62
Owned by Dr. W.S. Martin, this solid franchise sent four players into the big leagues: pitchers Dan Bankhead (Dodgers), Jehoise Heard (Orioles), Marshall Bridges (Cardinals) and first baseman Bob Boyd (White Sox and Orioles).
Other Major League prospects were Verdell Mathis, Marlin Carter, Joe Scott, Frank Pearson and country western singer Charley Pride. The franchise enjoyed its’ greatest success in 1938, when they won the Negro American League first half with a 21-4 record.
Photo: 1946 Memphis Red Sox