Robert Madison

Robert Lee Madison, born in March 8th, 19111 in Lillie, LA,2 was a Negro League baseball player from about 1935-1946. He lived much of his life in El Dorado, AR.


Robert Madison, the son of farmers Harold "Hal" Madison and Anna (nee Parrish) Madison, was born and raised near Lille, LA.3 He was fortunate to survive childhood, escaping the illness that killed four of his 10 siblings within a month in 1919. By 1930, Madison moved with his family north across state lines into El Dorado, AR, living near fellow future Negro Leaguer Bob Romby.4

Madison's career as a pitcher began with the Kansas City Monarchs during the 1935 and 1936 seasons. From there, he played with the Memphis Red Sox from 1937-1938, the Birmingham Black Barons in 1942,5 and the Asheville Blues from 1945-1946.6 7

Madison died on January 29th, 1973 in San Diego, CA8 and was buried Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.9


"[Asheville Blues player] Robert Madison, an Arkansas boy, . . . "10

"[Birmingham Black Baron player] Robert Madison, pitcher, of El Rorado [sic], . . . "11


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