Boid Buie


Boid Buie, born July 19th, 19221 in Pine Bluff, AR,2 was a Negro baseball player in 1948.


Buie was the son of Romaggie (nee Jones) Buie Teasley.3 He grew up in southeast Arkansas near the towns of Tillar, AR and Portland, AR. As a teenager, Buie lost nearly all of his left arm in a car accident. Nevertheless, he became a star basketball player at St. Peter's High School and J.C. Corbin High School in Pine Bluff, AR.4 Later, he briefly attended Arkansas A&M College before enrolling at Tennessee A&I State College where he captained the school's basketball team.

Buie was best known as a professional basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters and other similar black touring teams. However, Boid also a short career in Negro Baseball, appearing as a pitcher for the Harlem Globetrotters baseball team in 1948.5 6

Buie died on February 20th, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA.7 He was buried in Roosevelt Memorial Garden in Gardena, CA.8


"Boyd [sic] Buie, one armed basketball sensation of the [Harlem] Globetrotters, is with the [Harlem Globetrotters] baseball club. He is one of the best hurlers on the staff."9