Memphis Red Sox

The Martin Brothers

Apr 29, 2014
Photo Courtesy of the The Negro Leagues Museum

The four Martin brothers were each influential in the city of Memphis in the early 20th century. In addition to their political activities and professions, they owned the Memphis Red Sox, as well as the stadium in which the team played. 

The Memphis Red Sox was one of the most exciting teams in the Negro League in the 1930s-1940s.

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.