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Former Houston Eagle Dies Near Age 96

January 4, 2019

Porter Reed, Outfielder, Houston Eagles, 1949
Born: January 21, 1923 ~ Died: January 2, 2019
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Photo compliments of Muskogee Phoenix.

 

Former 1949 Houston Eagle Porter Reed has died, according to this story by Mike Kays in the Muskogee (OK) Phoenix newspaper on January 2, 2019. One of the last of the Negro League players, Reed died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital from chronic heart disease. Had he survived until January 21, 2019, former outfielder Porter Reed would have reached age 96. We will give him due credit for coming as close as he did.

Here’s the link to both the story and the source for all we know about him, as well as the picture shared here with this referral link story of this one player from Houston’s brief history as a team performing at the highest level of play in Negro League baseball:

https://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/local-baseball-legend-porter-reed-dies-at/article_513aac20-0ecc-11e9-b2ab-13d352183b81.html?fbclid=IwAR24WtEYqKhRo35AXfECSI6KP5xqXgImRsBfqPbQ_y3aI8zpdj-shJVQylo

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle