Memphis Red Sox
|Memphis Red Sox
|Martin Park (1924-1930)|
Founding and league play
The Red Sox played in the first Negro National League for most of the League's existence, although they also played independently, and in the Negro Southern League, before becoming charter members of the new Negro American League in 1937. The team did not perform as well in the new league as its roster would suggest.
For the greater part of its history the team was owned by J. B. Martin and B.B. Martin of Memphis, brothers who both maintained dental practices and other business enterprises. The brothers built Martin Park on Crump Boulevard for their club, making the Red Sox one of the few clubs in the Negro leagues with their own ballpark.
- See also Memphis Red Sox players
- Mills, P. 'Memphis Red Sox', Negro League Baseball (2002) Retrieved July 25, 2005.
- Peterson, Robert W. Only The Ball Was White, (New York: Prentice-Hall Englewood-Cliffs, 1970)
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