Jap Payne

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Andrew H. Payne
Jap Payne 1909.jpg
Payne in 1909
Born: (1879-12-06)December 6, 1879
Washington, D.C.
Died: August 22, 1942(1942-08-22) (aged 62)
New York, New York
1902, for the Philadelphia Giants
Last appearance
1922, for the Philadelphia Giants of New York

Andrew H. "Jap" Payne (December 6, 1879 – August 22, 1942) was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues. He played multiple positions, including outfield and infield.

Standing at 5-foot-10 inches, Payne was described as "unimposing," but he became known for slapping line drives past infielders, as well as having an excellent arm.[4][5]

Payne was rumored to have gotten the nickname "Jap" due to his slanted eyes.

In August, 1907, Payne lost his temper and attacked an umpire, causing a near-riot, and his language occasionally forced umpires to throw him out of games.[4]

Sportswriter and fellow player Jimmy Smith put Payne on his 1909 "All American Team."[6]

In 1953, Hall of Famer Pop Lloyd named Payne as the right fielder on his all-time team.[5][7]


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