Reginald Howard - History Alive

Negro League Fan/Bat Boy/Player/Historian

Howard in office

Reginald Howard at work in his office.

Also in featured in this photograph is the "Negro League Tribute to Leon Day and Leroy 'Satchell' Paige" color lithograph by Ron Lewis.
Front Row/ L to R - Buck Leonard, Bill Cash, Monte Irvin, Armando Vazquez, Josh Johnson, Joe Black
2nd Row/L to R - Warren Peace, Russell Awkward, Sam Jethroe, Verdell Mathis, Max Manning Wilmer Fields
3rd Row/L to R - Stanley Glenn, Gene Benson, Mahlon Duckett, Al Wilmore, Nap Gulley, Buck O'Neil, Edsall Walker, Wilmer Harris

R. Howard and Ernest Withers

Dr. Ernest Withers and Reginald Howard at Helen's Coffee Shop on Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis, Tn.:
The late Dr. Withers was an internationally known photographer of many of history's most important occurrences from the Civil Rights Movement to the lives of Memphis musicians - including a host of important photographs of Negro League Baseball.
(Photo courtesy of Dr. E. Withers as gift to R. Howard)

1930s St. Louis Stars
1930 St Louis Stars (Photo, compliments of James Williams, Jr.)

This picture is proudly presented showing South Bend's James Williams as one of the mainstays of their pitching staff.

Standing (L to R):
Candy Jim Taylor (Manager), Clarence 'Spoony' Palm, Theodore Ted Trent, George 'Mule' Suttles, James 'Big Pitch' Williams, Slap Hensley, Willie 'Devil'  Wells, Henry Williams, and A.D. 'Dewey' Creacy.
Seated (L to R):
Bat Boy, John Henry Russell, James 'Cool Papa' Bell, Branch Russell, Richard 'Speed Ball' Cannon, Roosevelt 'Due Row' Davis, Wilson Redus, Luther 'Vet' McDonald

1947 East-West All Star Game
Photo from: The Negro Leagues: 40 Years of Black Professional Baseball in Words and Pictures, by David Craft 1993

1947 East-West Game
Players (L to R): Reece "Goose" Tatum (Indianapolis Clowns), Dan Bankhead, Larry Brown (Memphis Red Sox), Gentry "Jeep" Jessup (Chicago American Giants), Leon Kellman, Chet Brewer (Cleveland Buckeyes), Verdell Mathis (Memphis Red Sox), Ford Smith, Herb Souell (Kansas City Monarchs), John Richey (Chicago American Giants), Artie Wilson (Birmingham Black Barrons), Quincy Trouppe (Cleveland Buckeyes), Lorenzo "Piper" Davis (Birmingham Black Barrons), Cowan "Bubba" Hyde (Memphis Red Sox), Sam Jethro, Archie Ware (Cleveland Buckeyes).

In this photo, Bat Boy Reginald Howard (far left)

Baseball CardReginald Howard


Reginald Howard, Joe B. Scott, and Ollie Brantley

(L to R) Reginald Howard, former Memphis Red Sox Outfielder - Joe B. Scott, and former Red Sox Pitcher - Ollie Brantley at The Annual Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend, a scholarship fundraiser for United Negro College Fund/UNCF and LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN.
(Photo compliments of Joe B. Scott)

Joe B. ScottJoe B. Scott

Ollie Brantly Baseball CardOllie Brantly Baseball Card - Back

Photo Gallery

The photos contained here have been collected over the years and hold varying importance to the history of Negro League Baseball and the personal memories of the Historian, Mr. Reginald Howard.