James Bray (baseball)

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James Bray
Born: (1898-12-12)December 12, 1898
Troy, Alabama
Died: July, 1931
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1925, for the Chicago American Giants
Last appearance
1931, for the Chicago American Giants

James Howard Bray (December 12, 1898 – July, 1931) was an American Negro league catcher in the 1920s and 1930s.

A native of Troy, Alabama, Bray made his Negro leagues debut with the Chicago American Giants in 1925.[1][2] He spent several seasons with the team, and played on Chicago's 1927 Colored World Series championship squad.[3] Bray died in 1931 at age 32 as a result of a fight with teammate John Hines.[4]


  1. ^ "James Bray". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "James Bray". seamheads.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "1927 Chicago American Giants". seamheads.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  4. ^ McKenna, Brian (2007). Early Exits: The Premature Endings of Baseball Careers. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-8108-5858-9.

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