Henry Blackman (baseball)

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Henry Blackman (1888–1924) was a former player for the Negro Leagues.[1] He played in the 1920s, when he entered the Eastern League at the age of 30.[2] He lastly played for the Baltimore Black Sox.[2] Blackman played third base and was stated to be a dependable .300 hitter.[3] For a period he played for the Indianapolis ABCs.[4] His salary at the time was $180 per month.[5] He died on August 8, 1924 at the age of 36.[2]


  1. ^ "Henry Blackman". Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  2. ^ a b c McKenna, Brian (2007). Early Exits: The Premature Endings of Baseball Careers. Scarecrow Press. p. 223. ISBN 9780810858589.
  3. ^ McNeil, William (2007). Black Baseball Out of Season: Pay for Play Outside of the Negro Leagues. McFarland. p. 72. ISBN 9780786429011.
  4. ^ Lester, Larry (2006). Baseball's First Colored World Series: The 1924 Meeting of the Hilldale Giants and Kansas City Monarchs. McFarland. p. 28. ISBN 9780786487363.
  5. ^ Lester, Larry (2012). Rube Foster in His Time: On the Field and in the Papers with Black Baseball's Greatest Visionary. McFarland. p. 152. ISBN 9781476601441.