Nate Dancy


Nathaniel Dancy, born May 24th, 1937 in Earle, AR,1 2 was a Negro league baseball player from about 1955-19603 and a minor league baseball player in 1962. He was the brother of Leroy Dancy and Eddie Dancy.


Dancy was the son of Fred Dancy and Callie (nee Ewing) Dancy.4 5 He grew up near Earle, AR.

Dancy was a middle infielder. He may have played with the Memphis Red Sox as early as 1955 as substitute for an injured player.6 7 In 1956, he played with the Holyoke Allies in the semi-pro Tri-County League of western Massachusetts.8 Dancy signed with Eau Claire in the 1957 Northern League and Hobbs in the 1959 Sophomore league, but did not make the team in either instance.9 Instead, Dancy joined the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League in 1959. He returned to Kansas City the following season and played in 1960 East-West all-star game on August 21st at Comiskey Park in Chicago.10 Following a tournament that the Monarchs played in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, Dancy was signed by the Saskatoon Commodores of the 1960 Western Canada League. In 1962, Dancy was signed by Bismarck-Mandan of the Northern League. He hit .074 in 10 games before he was released.11


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

4 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQVF-567 : 8 January 2021), Nathan Dancey in household of Fred Dancey, Earle, Crittenden, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 18-24, sheet 7A, line 25, family 163, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 131.