Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Negro League baseball history fact for today - Ulysses Redd

Sharing the same birthday (November 13) of the late Buck O’Neil, the greatest ambassador for Negro League baseball, is Ulysses Adolph Redd.  Born on November 13, 1914 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Redd played infield for the Birmingham Black Barons in 1940 and 1941.  At 5’10” and 165 pounds, he was primarily a shortstop; but also played third and second base.
After going into military service in 1942, Redd returned to play baseball and basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1947.  The Globetrotters’ baseball team barnstormed through small towns playing games against the House of David, a semi-professional team, and local semi-professional teams.
Redd went back to Negro League baseball in 1951 with the Chicago American Giants and then retired from the game.  

What All Star second baseman turned double plays with Ulysses Redd with the Birmingham Red Barons in 1940 and 1941?

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