Dials, Lou


An outstanding outfielder and first baseman, Dials began his career in 1925 with the Chicago American Giants. Unofficial statistics show Dials winning the 1931 Negro National League batting title with a .382 average for the Detroit Stars.

Dials returned to Chicago as an all-star in 1936. With the Negro Leagues on shaky financial ground, Dials went to the North Mexican League, where he managed Torrion to two championships and continued to hit well over .300