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

Glass, Carl Lee

(born: 1898  -  died: 1972) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Carl L. Glass was a left-handed pitcher, outfielder and first baseman. He first played with the Memphis Red Sox in 1923 and ended his career with the Cincinnati Tigers in 1936. While in Memphis, Carl and Ophelia Glass were boarders on Stephens Place Street, according to the U.S. Federal Census. Lovie Ophelia Johnson was born in 1898 in Tennessee. The couple married in Crittenden County, AR, on November 26, 1927, according to their marriage record on p. 307 of the Arkansas Bond for Marriage License Book [online at]. Carl L. Glass died in Lexington, KY, according to the U.S. Social Security Death Index. For more see The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, by J. A. Riley; and Carl Glass at


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