Frank Evans (baseball)

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Frank Evans

Frank Evans (born December 16, 1921 in Linden, Marengo County; died August 3, 2012 in Auburn) was a former player and manager for the Birmingham Black Barons. Between 1937 and 1965 he played and coached for the Memphis Red Sox, Kansas City Monarchs, Detroit Stars, Cleveland Buckeyes and Philadelphia Stars. Later in life he scouted for the Montreal Expos and Kansas City Royals of the Major Leagues.

Evans managed the 1961 and 1962 Black Barons teams.

Evans remained active in baseball until his death, visiting with teams in the Montgomery area. He died in 2012 and was survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.


  • "Former Birmingham Black Barons, Negro League legend Frank Evans turns 90." (December 19, 2011) Associated Press/The Birmingham News
  • "Mr. Frank Evans, Former Black Baron, Passes Away" (August 7, 2012) Rickwood Field weblog
  • Grant, Micheal (August 9, 2012) "Former Negro Leagues standout and Redbirds coach Frank Evans dies at age 90." Louisville Courier-Journal

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