Allen Bailey

Allen "Peewee" Bailey, born August 30th, 1900 in Fort Smith, AR,1 2 was a Negro baseball player from about 1924-1925.


Bailey was the son of William Bailey and Gertrude (nee Wilson) Bailey.3 He grew up in Alma, AR, and Brinkley, AR.4

Bailey may have played with the Port Arthur White Sox in 1924. He was signed to play with the Sioux City Ghosts in 1925, though it's not apparent that he actually played with the team.

Bailey died on February 11th, 1979 in Chicago, IL and was buried in Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago.5


"[Sioux City Ghosts player] Allen "Peewee" Bailey, third base. Baily [sic] is the fastest man on the infield. He played last season on the Port Arthu [sic], Tex., White Sox."6
3 1925 Iowa Census. Bailey is listed at the same residence as other members of the Sioux City Ghosts, including Codie Spearman and Clyde Smith. Page 1. Page 2.
6 Sioux City Journal, 5/10/1925, p.29