November 26, 2003 by

Bubba Hyde


Categories: Sports

Cowan F. “Bubba” Hyde, a veteran outfielder in the Negro Leagues, died on Nov. 20. Cause of death was not released. He was 95.
Hyde attended Rust College in Mississippi and Morris Brown College in Atlanta. In 1927, the extraordinarily fast outfielder landed a spot on the Negro League team, the Memphis Red Sox. He would eventually play for a dozen baseball teams, including the Birmingham Black Barons, Indianapolis Athletics, Cincinnati Tigers, Houston Eagles and Chicago American Giants.
Hyde was named to the Negro League East-West All-Star team in 1943 and 1946. He tried to break into the major leagues in 1950, but had to leave the Boston Braves training camp when his wife went into labor. That decision cost him a spot on the team.
In 1997, Hyde was inducted into the Negro Leagues Hall of Fame. His uniform is on display at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

2 Responses to Bubba Hyde

  1. carolyn

    I’m sorry to hear your dad/husband died.My dad,mom & brother is deceased, however I look forward to seeing my beloved family members again, because Jehovah God have promised at John 5:28,29 to ressurect the righteous and the unrighteous and this is a hope you can look forward to also.
    Me and my son had the priviledge of meeting your father at a family reunion in st. Louis years ago. (My son was 10,now he,s 23) We also had the priveldge of receiving his team photo and a baseball that was signed by him.
    Take Care Carolyn

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