From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Ramsey, Arthur, Sr.

(born: 1922  -  died: 1985) 

Arthur Ramsey, Sr., born in Kentucky, began playing baseball in the Negro League in 1945 when he joined the Knoxville Giants; he later played for the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. He also played for teams in Minneapolis and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Ramsey, a career .300 hitter, played second base and was considered a good base runner. In 1954, he moved to Detroit to play baseball and was later a member of the Old-Timers' All-Stars. He is also a member of the Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame Gallery in Detroit, MI, and was inducted into the Negro League Hall of Fame in Ashland, KY.

Ramsey died July 31, 1985.

For more see "Baseball player earned a place in Negro League Hall of Fame," Detroit Free Press, 8/6/1985, OBT section, p. 6B; and "A Funeral will be held Wednesday for Arthur Ramsey" at the UPI Archives website.

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