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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Steve Enloe Wylie

1911-1993

 
 
Steve Enloe Wylie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay
1. Steve Enloe Wylie Marker
Inscription.  Born May 7, 1911 in Clarksville, Tennessee, and reared on Cedar Street, Steve Enloe Wylie, attended segregated Burt School for both his primary and secondary education. While attending school, he played semi-pro baseball for the Clarksville Stars from 1927 to 1930. In 1933 he graduated from Burt High School. As the first African American professional baseball player from Clarksville, he pitched in the America's Negro Baseball Leagues. He played pro baseball for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League from 1945 to 1947, with teammates Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson.
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He also played in Canada from 1947 to 1956 for the North Battleford Beavers and the Winnipeg Bucs of Sasquatchan. A major highlight of Wylie's career came in 1952 when he struck out 23 batters. The Atlanta Braves Baseball Club honored Wylie as one of the forgotten baseball greats in 1989. On June 12, 1990, Clarksville City officials honored him and declared that day as Negro Baseball Players Day. Steve Enloe Wylie died in Clarksville on October 26, 1993.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 32.345′ N, 87° 21.797′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 76 and Patrick Street, on the right when traveling west on State Route 76. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North 2nd Street, Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emerald Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mrs. Josiah Morrison / Nancy Wells (approx. ¼ mile away); Riverview Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Smith-Trahern Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedmen School and Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Montgomery County Negro Agricultural Fair / Pope G. Garrett, Sr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Cumberland (approx. half a mile away); Tobacco Trade and the Rivers (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Steve Enloe Wylie Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay
2. Steve Enloe Wylie Marker reverse
Steve Enloe Wylie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 3, 2021
3. Steve Enloe Wylie Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on April 3, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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