Memphis Red Sox ’48 mini helmet
Year (s): 1948 Memphis Red Sox: Owned by Dr. W.S. Martin and his brother Dr. B. B. Martin, this solid franchise sent four players into the big leagues: pitchers Dan Bankhead (Dodgers), Jehosie Heard (Orioles), Marshall Bridges (Cardinals), and first baseman Bob Boyd (White Sox and Orioles). Other Major League prospects were Verdell Mathis, Marlin Carter, Joe Scott, Frank Pearson and country western singer Charlie Pride. The Red Sox played in the Negro National League from 1923-1925 and 1927-1930, the Negro Southern League in 1932 and the Negro American League from 1937-1955. This cap was worn in 1948.