Position: Outfield/First Base
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Military Unit: 350th Field Artillery, 46th Brigade US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations
B “Joe” Scott Scott was an outfielder whose career in the Negro
Leagues spanned 20 years. A leadoff hitter, Scott played with
the Chicago American Giants, New York Black Yankees, Pittsburgh
Crawfords and the Memphis Red Sox.
He had played at Wrigley
Field on a high school team in
He was given an engraved baseball bat by his teammates on the Memphis Red Sox in 1942 congratulating him for an astonishing .714 batting average during a season cut short when he entered the Army.
Scott served as a staff sergeant.
While based at Wright Field, Ohio, he played baseball for the
Wright Field Kitty Hawks against the Pittsburgh Pirates
in 1944. Scott later served
Joe Scott is now 86 years old and lives in
Created June 16, 2008.
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