Samuel Howard Bankhead (September 18, 1910 – July 24, 1976) was an American baseball player in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1931 to 1951. He also played for the Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo along with Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. In 1951, he became the first black coach in Minor League Baseball when he was a player-manager for the Farnham Pirates of the Provincial League. [2 ] He played in several [3 ] East-West all-star games from 1933 to 1946. [4 ]
Dan Bankhead played in the Major Leagues.
At age 26, Bankhead married Helen M. Hall on 25 February, 1937 in
Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He died in Allegheny in July 1976. [5 ] [6 ]
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^ "Greeley Advertisers Downed by Colored Club; Score 12-1" Negro Star, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, August 10, 1934, Page 3, Columns 1 to 6
^ Bjarkman, Peter C. (2005). Diamonds Around The Globe: The Encyclopedia Of International Baseball. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0313322686.
^ "Sam Bankhead". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved . 2013-02-12
^ "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KH6T-46J : accessed 24 Jan 2013), Samuel H Bankhead and Helen M Hall, 1937
^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JP64-G23 : accessed 24 Jan 2013), Sam Bankhead, July 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing)
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