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Pop Lloyd


April 25, 1884


March 19, 1965


Cuban X Giants, Philadelphia Giants, Leland Giants, Lincoln Giants, Chicago American Giants, New York Lincoln Stars, Brooklyn Royal Giants, Bacharach Giants, Columbus Buckeyes, Hilldales, Harlem Stars


Shortstop, 2b, 1b

Hall Of Fame:



Pop” Lloyd’s credentials were very simple.

  • He was the best shortstop of his era;
  • He was his era’s top run producer;
  • He was a keen strategist; and
  • He was among the top managers in black baseball.
  • All of this added up to a career that earned him a spot in baseball’s Hall Of Fame.,

    It was no surprise to his contemporaries that Lloyd seemed always to play with a championship team. They recognized that Lloyd was himself responsible for the success enjoyed by teams fortunate enough to have him in the lineup. His career began on the upbeat in 1906 with the storied Cuban X Giants and ended 26 years later with the Harlem Stars. In between he played enjoyed championship seasons with the Philadelphia Giants, New York Lincoln Giants, Chicago American Giants and Hilldale Club.

    After his career in baseball Lloyd was a true, volunteer civil servant and evangelist for youth athletics. After retiring in Atlantic City he worked tirelessly as a promoter and organizer of youth baseball. In 1949 his efforts were recognized when the city dedicated it’s principal public baseball facility as a monument to his contributions. Lloyd continue to be immortalized in Atlantic City through the annual John Henry “Pop” Lloyd Lecture and Humanitarian Awards ceremony, a weekend of festivities and a ballgame at Pop Stadium, all coordinated by the Pop Lloyd Committe.

    In 1977 Lloyd received baseball’s highest honor in his election to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame.

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