Sam Crow (baseball)

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Sam Crow
Born: Unknown
Bats: Unknown
Throws: Right

John "Sam" Crow (birthdate unknown) was a pre-Negro leagues Infielder for several years before the founding of the first Negro National League. He is often listed as the "Indian" on the All Nations baseball team,[1] insinuating that Crow comes from Indigenous heritage.

Crow left the All Nations team to play for Seward, Nebraska in 1913. [2]

He played mostly for the All Nations and at least one year for the French Lick Plutos.[3][4]

During his tenure with the All Nations, Crow played with Baseball Hall of Famers José Méndez, Cristóbal Torriente, and for Hall of Fame Manager J. L. Wilkinson. Also on the team were Hall of Fame nominee John Donaldson and Elmer Brandell.[5] While Playing for the French Lick Plutos, Crow played with famous Negro Leaguers Bingo DeMoss, Todd Allen, and Dan Kennard. [6]


  1. ^ a b "All Nations on Baseball Teams" The Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN, June 9, 1912, Page 13
  2. ^ a b "Base Ball Notes." Blue Valley Blade, Seward, Nebraska, March 19, 1913, Page 2, Column 2
  3. ^ "Sam Crow". Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Sam Crow". Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Teams List for John Donaldson" From the ongoing Donaldson Network Research Website
  6. ^ "1914 Calendar for the French Lick Plutos" From the ongoing Negro Leagues research website

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