Thursday, February 17, 2011

Clyde Parris continues to carry the legacy of the Negro Leagues

2009 Allen and Ginter Clyde Parris
Jonathan "Clyde" Parris is one of the last living links to the Negro Leagues. Debuting in 1946 with the Baltimore Elite Giants, he is the last living player from the organization that produced Hall of Famers Roy Campanella and Leon Day, as well as Joe Black and Junior Gilliam. I recently caught up with Parris for a piece with the Queens Times / Ledger newspapers.

Click here to read more about the career of Clyde Parris, and how he was extremely close to being called up to the Brooklyn Dodgers after leading the minor leagues in hitting.

1 comment:

  1. Nick,

    Thanks for this article on Clyde Parris or Clyde ParĂ­s as he is called in Panama, his hometown. Our readers will be be thrilled to know what became of this marvelous player whose roots go back to the Silver or Black Canal Zone.