Born: December 21, 1911, Buena Vista, Georgia
Died: January 20, 1947, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Crawfords (1930-1937), Homestead Grays (1937-1946)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 1972
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1982, the Boston Red Sox trade third baseman Carney Lansford to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Tony Armas as part of a five-player deal. The trade opens up third base for a youngster named Wade Boggs, who will bat .361 in his first full season in 1983.