Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Negro League baseball fact for today

Cowan F. “Bubba” Hyde was born on this date in Pontotoc, Mississippi; 1908.  Hyde was the exceptionally speedy, long time outfielder for Negro League baseball’s Memphis Red Sox (1924, 1927, 1937 - 1950).  Still in high school during his early years with the Red Sox, he went to college and afterwards played with other Negro League teams.  However, he returned to the Red Sox in 1937 and helped them win the Negro American League pennant the next year.  Hyde played in the 1943 and 1946 East-West All Star Games.  When Negro league baseball declined, Hyde played in the minor leagues until 1953; retiring at 45 years old.  

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