|Infielder / Outfielder|
September 18, 1910|
|Died: July 24, 1976
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|1931 for the Birmingham Black Barons|
|Last professional appearance|
|1951 for the Farnham Pirates|
|Negro league statistics|
|Career highlights and awards|
Samuel Howard Bankhead (September 18, 1910 – July 24, 1976) was an American baseball player in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1931 to 1951. He also played for the Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo along with Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. In 1951, he became the first black coach in Minor League Baseball when he was a player-manager for the Farnham Pirates of the Provincial League.
His brother Dan Bankhead played in the Major Leagues.
- "Greeley Advertisers Downed by Colored Club; Score 12-1" Negro Star, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, August 10, 1934, Page 3, Columns 1 to 6
- Bjarkman, Peter C. (2005). Diamonds Around The Globe: The Encyclopedia Of International Baseball. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0313322686.
- "Sam Bankhead". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KH6T-46J : accessed 24 Jan 2013), Samuel H Bankhead and Helen M Hall, 1937
- "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JP64-G23 : accessed 24 Jan 2013), Sam Bankhead, July 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing)
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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