Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Clarence "Fats" Jenkins: pre-Negro Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame Nominee

In advance of the Hall of Fame election for the Negro leagues and pre-Negro leagues eras to be held on Feb. 27, is releasing bios of the 39 candidates exclusively online.

Fats Jenkins
, a quick leadoff batter.
Born: January 10, 1898, in New York, N.Y.
Died: Dec. 6, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Batted: Left Threw: Left Height: 5'7" Weight: 180 lbs.

A widely-traveled player, probably best known for his years with the New York Black Yankees in the 1930s, his career included stints with many of the great eastern black teams of the 1920s and 1930s, including the New York Lincoln Giants, New York Bacharach Giants, Harrisburg Giants, Hilldale Daisies, Baltimore Black Sox, New York Harlem Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Brooklyn Eagles, Brooklyn Royal Giants and Philadelphia Stars.

[full bio plus other Hall of Fame Negro Leagues nominee bios at]


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