|Pitcher / Manager|
|Born: April 15, 1892|
Born in Dallas, Texas, he played in the pre-Negro leagues for the Chicago American Giants off and on from 1914 to 1917, and became a pitcher and eventually manager of the Kansas City Monarchs and J. L. Wilkinson's barnstorming farm-league team All Nations in 1923. He was known for combining a strong fastball with a knuckleball.
Crawford opened up a news stand, after he left baseball, and made the news in 1955 after he was involved in a shooting. He allegedly shot and killed Pete William DeGraw, telling police that DeGraw came at him in a threatening fashion. Crawford fired shots at DeGraw's friend, who Crawford said had a knife.
- "American Giants Win Fourth Straight Game" Indianapolis Freeman, Saturday, May 23, 1914, Page 4, Column 4 and 5
- "HILLDALE WINS FINAL" Philadelphia Inquirer, August 8, 1919, Page 14
- "Monarchs will play K. of C. this Afternoon", Kansas City Journal, Kansas City, MO, April 25, 1920
- "SPENCER'S BALL TEAM STILL GOING STRONG" Spencer Reporter, Spencer, Iowa, Wednesday, August 15, 1923, Page 1, Columns 1 and 2
- "MONARCHS TAKE FULL SERIES FROM BIRMINGHAM BLACK BARONS", Kansas City Advocate, Kansas City, KS, Page 1
- Black Baseball and Chicago by Leslie A. Heaphy p. 59
- "MID-WINTER BASEBALL; CHAT OF PLAYERS" Kansas City Sun, Kansas City, Missouri, written by Kansas City Monarchs Secretary Quincy Jardin Gilmore, February 2, 1924
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball Reference and Baseball-Reference Black Baseball stats and Seamheads
- Sam Crawford managerial career statistics at Baseball-Reference.com