Montgomery Grey Sox
Montgomery Grey Sox|
The Montgomery Grey Sox were a Negro Southern League (NSL) baseball team based in Montgomery, Alabama. While the NSL was regarded as a minor league throughout most of its existence, with the collapse of the first Negro National League in 1932, the league is considered a major league for that one season.
When the team started with the Negro Southern League in 1920, they were headed by John Staples, named the President of the club. Staples even stepped in to umpire a game during the 1920 season. The team was managed that year by Henry Hannon, who also played first base and other positions during the first season.
In 1920 the Grey Sox made it into the league pennant race with a 3-0 perfect game win over Atlanta.
When the NSL became a major league for one year in 1932, Montgomery finished last at 9-20.
- "Pensacola Gets the Last From the Greys" The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday, July 15, 1920, Page 8 Columns 1 and 2
- "Colored Southern League Will Open" Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Alabama, Friday, April 30, 1920, Page 10, Column 5 to 7
- "Montgomery Grey Sox". Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- "Negro Southern League is Formed" The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Alabama, Sunday, April 18, 1920, Page 5, Column 5
- The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway
- The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley