“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

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