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

Coxton Black Sox (baseball)

The Black Sox baseball team was from Coxton, KY, in Harlan County. In the spring of 1928, the team was preparing for the season and looking for opponents. Team members included manager Leo Nelson, first baseman Charles Tyler, second baseman Copeland, third baseman Branner(?), shortstop Nixon, and outfielders Scoat, Jones, and Pinkie. Source: "Coxton, KY., Black Sox." The Chicago Defender, 3/24/1928, p. 9.


Kentucky County & Region

Read about Harlan County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Coxton, Kentucky in Wikipedia.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: The Chicago defender (newspaper)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Coxton Black Sox (baseball),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 20, 2021,

Last modified: 2020-06-26 17:48:31