Joseph at the 1924 Colored World Series
|3rd Baseman / Manager|
October 27, 1896|
|Died: January 18, 1953
Kansas City, Missouri
Walter Lee "Newt" Joseph (October 27, 1896 – January 18, 1953) was an American third baseman and manager in Negro league baseball. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Joseph played most of his career for J. L. Wilkinson and the Kansas City Monarchs franchise.
When the Monarchs' train stopped on the way to Dallas for Spring training in 1923, it was said 200 fans in Muskogee were there after midnight to cheer the team. They picked up and carried Joseph from his berth on the train and "presented him with a handsome present." 
Joseph played among and against many of baseball's greats, including Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, José Méndez, Bullet Rogan, and pre-Negro league stars like John Donaldson, and "Big" Bill Gatewood.
Joseph died at the age of 56, and is buried at the Highland Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.
- "From the Monarchs" The Kansas City Sun, Kansas City, MO, April 7, 1923, Page 5, Column 7
- "Local Fans Expected to Swell Field" Capital Times, Madison, WI, Thursday, September 4, 1930, Page 15, Column 3
- "Davids Defeat Monarchs, 4-2" The Billings Gazette, Billings, MT, Tuesday, June 27, 1939, Page 9, Column 2
- "Satchel Paige to Take Slab on Monday Against Ogden Club" Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, UT, August 18, 1940, Page 7, Columns 1,2, 4 and 5
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- Ongoing Research Site for John Donaldson and the All Nations
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