“I Will Never Forget”

Interviews with 39 Former Negro League Players


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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

Bibliographic Details

Brent Kelley
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: 63 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4694-0
Imprint: McFarland

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

Book Reviews & Awards

“Kelley has captured the experience…valuable”—Booklist.