Memphis Red Sox http://wknofm.org en The Martin Brothers http://wknofm.org/post/martin-brothers <p>The four Martin Brothers, W.S., J.B., A.T., and B.B., were remarkable men. Born in Mississippi in the 1880s, they moved to Memphis to attend LeMoyne.</p><p>The became important figures in medicine, politics, and sports. Two were doctors; two were pharmacists.</p><p>One, Dr. J.B. Martin, opened his own drug store in 1920. All were active in Republican politics.</p><p>The Martins owned the Memphis Red Sox, as well as the stadium in which the team played. They were the only African Americans in baseball to own both.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:51:14 +0000 Steve Pike 26729 at http://wknofm.org The Martin Brothers Larry Brown and the Memphis Red Sox http://wknofm.org/post/larry-brown-and-memphis-red-sox <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Memphis Red Sox was one of the most exciting teams in the Negro League in the </span>1930s-1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Catcher Larry Brown created a lot of that excitement. He was known as one of the best catchers in the Negro League, a brilliant defender of home plate, throwing-out runners with cool precision and snagging wild pitches with ease.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:52:09 +0000 Steve Pike & Justin Willingham 26418 at http://wknofm.org Larry Brown and the Memphis Red Sox