Joseph Gentry "Jeep" Jessup (July 11, 1914 – March 23, 1998) was an African-American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1940 to 1948 with the Birmingham Black Barons and Chicago American Giants.[1]

Joseph Jessup
Born: (1914-07-11)July 11, 1914
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Died: March 23, 1998(1998-03-23) (aged 83)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1940, for the Birmingham Black Barons
Last appearance
1948, for the Chicago American Giants


  1. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.

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