The Obit For Bubba Hyde
Negro Leagues Hall of Famer Hyde Dies at 95
11/24/03 10:39 EST
ST. LOUIS (Nov. 24) -- Bubba Hyde, a star outfielder
in the Negro Leagues whose career spanned four decades, died at 95.
He died Thursday after a brief
Hyde was among the first players
inducted in 1997 into the Negro Leagues Hall of Fame in Milwaukee. He
played for more than a dozen teams, beginning with the Memphis Red Sox
Hyde was exceptionally fast.
Owens-Long said her father used to race, and beat, horses running around
the baseball diamond.
Hyde played in exhibition
games with other Negro Leagues players into his 80s and delivered Meals
on Wheels until he turned 90, granddaughter Ingrid Owens said.
In addition to his daughter,
survivors include sisters Elizabeth Cowan and Annie Dee Walker and three
The funeral is Tuesday.