Claybrook Field

Claybrook Field was a baseball park in Claybrook, AR and home of the Negro league Claybrook Tigers from about 1932-1936. The Tigers operated in the Negro Southern League from 1935-1936.


Claybrook Field was located in Claybrook, AR, a small logging town about 30 miles southwest of Memphis, TN between Simsboro, AR and Neuhardt, AR on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. The small city was founded and owned by black businessman John Claybrook. At its peak, the town had little more than 20 buildings and shops. The city’s major attraction was Claybrook Field.

Among others, the Claybrook Tigers played the Memphis Red Sox and Cuban Stars at Claybrook Field. The majority of fans who attended games in Claybrook were from surrounding cities and communities, particularly Memphis.