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Theodore R. “Ted” Page

  • Birth 22 Apr 1903 Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1984 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Community Vault, Lot 51
  • Memorial ID 10166

Negro League Baseball Player. He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, moving at the age of nine to Ohio. Theodore would never complete high school but would go on to play baseball with numerous leagues such as the Newark Stars, Brooklyn Royal Giants and Baltimore Black Sox. Known as a tough competitor, a good bunter and a slashing base runner, he used his speed to his greatest advantage. Bullheaded and aggressive, he played to win. The hard-playing outfielder had the distinction of playing on two of the greatest teams in black baseball history, the 1931 Homestead Grays and the 1932 Pittsburgh Crawfords. In 1934 Ted injured his knee sliding into a base while playing a game in Jackson, Mississippi, and the injury robbed him of his speed. Even with the loss of his speed, he could still hit, as evidenced by his .329 batting average in 1935. After his retirement from baseball Ted began working at a bowling alley owned by former Stars teammate Jack Marshall, and within a few years Ted owned the business himself. He also became a prominent person in bowling circles and even wrote a regular bowling column for a newspaper for many years. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1977. In December of 1984, Ted was found bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Jeffrey Sullivan, 20, was charged with his murder, he was convicted of second-degree murder and is serving a life sentence. In August 2013, the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project announced that it would hold a ceremony to mark Ted's grave at Allegheny Cemetery in Pennsylvania, first finding his remains that were thought to be lost, they were found in the community cellar at the cemetery. Ted had raised money to mark the grave of Negro league star Josh Gibson at the same cemetery.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10166
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore R. “Ted” Page (22 Apr 1903–1 Dec 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10166, citing Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .