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Donald Troy

Donald Lee Troy
Nickname: California Kid

Career: 1944-1945
Positions: p, of
Team: Baltimore Elite Giants
Born: March 2, 1927, Los Angeles, California

He was a wartime player with the Baltimore Elite Giants, and his pitching career consisted of the last two seasons, 1944-1945, during World War II. He lost his only decision.

Baseball Career Highlights:
"In 1944, I was the first 17 year old rookie to break into the Elite Giants' starting pitching rotation. Also, I won the 1947 batting title with .365 for the Monterrey All Stars and finished in second place with the Municipal League in the Los Angeles City Championship."

Professional/Personal Accomplishments:
"Through the years, I've been involved in several programs that assist youth in the community such as the California Conservation Core and the CETA Work program for juvenile offenders. As a participant in the Big Brothers program, I've also mentored fatherless boys. In addition, I'm a deacon at Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church and a Sunday school teacher, deacon and program developer at Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church."

Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
Schools, Colleges:

• Honored in front of 37,000 baseball fans by the Detroit Tigers
   at Tiger Stadium (Detroit) along with Rosa Parks, Ozzie Virgil,
   "Double Duty" Radcliffe and Buck O'Neil - 1997
• Guest Speaker for the Waiakea Pirates' Japanese Baseball
   Association in Hilo, Hawaii. (Topic: Negro National Baseball
   Leagues - 2000

NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book
, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.

James A. Riley, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Donald Lee Troy photo

Donald Troy