Maysville Tigers (Maysville, KY, baseball team) [Wilson Green]In 1941, the Maysville Tigers Colored baseball team was scheduled to play the Portsmouth Pirates, a Colored baseball team in Ohio. The teams were to play at Riverside Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The previous meeting had taken place in Maysville, KY, where the Tigers were defeated.
On the Tigers' team was third baseman Wilson Green, who was trying to move up into the Negro League; he had a tryout with the St. Louis Stars, a Colored American League team.
Another player, pitcher "Steady" Owen, was scheduled for a tryout with the Memphis Red Sox, another Colored American League team.
For more see "Pirates after second victory," Portsmouth Times, 7/13/1941, p. 19.
- Wilson Green (1911-1984) was born in Washington, KY, and died in Maysville, KY. He was the son of Alfred and Billie Green, according to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Green was a hard-hitting third baseman on the Maysville Tigers baseball team.