"I Will Never Forget": Interviews with 39 Former Negro League Players

by Brent Kelley


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"I Will Never Forget": Interviews with 39 Former Negro League Players by Brent Kelley

This book continues the riches of two highly praised previous volumes, Voices from the Negro Leagues “interesting...solid”—MultiCultural Review) and The Negro Leagues Revisited (“wonderful”—Booklist; “voluminous...top-notch”—Public Library Quarterly).
The players interviewed in this new book of interviews are Bill Bethea, John “Scoop” Brown, Paul Casanova, Jim Colzie, Bunny Davis, Ross Davis, Clifford DuBose, Lionel Evelyn, Hubert Glenn, Herald “Beebop” Gordon, Raymond Haggins, J.C. Hartman, Joe Henry, Carl Holden, Vernell Jackson, Clarence Jenkins, Ernest Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Marvin Jones, Ezell King, Willie Lee, Larry LeGrande, William Little, Nathaniel McClinic, John Mitchell, Grady Montgomery, Bob Motley, Charley Pride, Mack Pride, Bill “Sonny” Randall, Henry Saverson, Eugene Scruggs, Willie Sheelor, Sam Taylor, Ron Teasley, James Way, Sam Williams, Walter Williams, and Willie Young. Photographs of the players and their teammates and complete-as-possible statistics supplement the interviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786446940
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/12/2010
Series: Sport & Leisure/Baseball
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brent Kelley, a retired equine veterinarian from Lexington, Kentucky, is the author of numerous McFarland baseball books.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Bill Bethea 3

“Scoop” Brown 7

Paul Casanova 13

James Colzie 21

Bunny Davis 27

Ross “Satchel” Davis 33

Clifford DuBose 43

Lionel Evelyn 46

Hubert “Country” Glenn 52

Herald “BeeBop” Gordon 56

Raymond Haggins 62

J. C. Hartman 67

Prince Joe Henry 73

Carl Holden 85

Vernell Jackson 89

Clarence Jenkins 93

Ernest Johnson 98

Tom Johnson 103

Marvin Jones 107

Ezell King 110

Willie Lee 113

Larry LeGrande 117

William Little 123

Nathaniel McClinic 127

John Mitchell 130

Grady Montgomery 132

Bob Motley 135

Charley Pride 139

Mack Pride 143

Bill “Sonny” Randall 147

Henry Saverson 151

Eugene Scruggs 154

Willie Sheelor 158

Sam Taylor 160

Ron Teasley 164

James Way 171

Sam Williams 175

Walter “Buddy” Williams 180

Willie Young 185

Bibliography 187

Index 189

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