Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Clarksons in:
 • Brush Creek Cemetery
 • Irwin
 • Westmoreland County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Buster Clarkson
Original name: James Clarkson
Birth: Mar. 13, 1913
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1989
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Negro Leagues Baseball Player. Born in Hopkins, South Carolina, he was a right-handed power hitter who played all infield positions. For eleven seasons he played in the Negro Leagues, plus other leagues with the Pittsburgh Crawfords (1937-38), Toledo Crawfords (1939), Indianapolis Crawfords (1940), Newark Eagles (1942), Mexican League (1941, 1947), Canadian League (1948) and Philadelphia Stars (1946, 1949-50). He was a two-time all-star (1940, 1949) and finished his in black-ball career with a .359 lifetime batting average. On April 30, 1952, he made his Major Leauge debut with the National League Boston Braves, played in fourteen games and had 25 hits. He spent the rest of 1952 season in Milwaukee, hitting a .318 average. From 1953 to 1955, he played baseball in the minor leagues where had an over .300 batting average, with 42 homeruns. In 1955, he helped the Crabbers become the first team representing Puerto Rico to win a Caribbean Series Championship. He died at age 73 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Brush Creek Cemetery
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20643
Buster Clarkson
Added by: Franny
Buster Clarkson
Added by: JEP484
Buster Clarkson
Cemetery Photo
Added by: James Robert Cottrill (Bucky)
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- LawBaby
 Added: Mar. 13, 2016

- Stacey
 Added: Jan. 17, 2015

- nyfirebird2003
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014
There are 56 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 30 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service