Monday, August 13, 2012

Frank Evans, 90, played in the Negro Leagues and coached in the Cardinals organization

Frank Evans 1985 Louisville Redbirds Card
Frank Evans stayed with the game he loved until the day he died. The former Negro League player, long time scout and coach for the Louisville Redbirds of the St. Louis Cardinals organization passed away August 3rd in Opelika, Ala., at the age of 90.

Evans began his playing career as a teenager in 1937 and stayed active well into his 40’s, playing as an outfielder, first baseman and catcher with such legendary Negro League mainstays as the Birmingham Black Barons, Cleveland Buckeyes, and the Kansas City Monarchs.

Click here to read more about Evans' career, including words from his former players and a story about how he offered to improve my hitting.

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