Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Clarence Forbes

Clarence Llewellyn "Speed" Forbes

May 29, 1923
New York, NY

August 31, 2008
Casselberry, FL

1947-48 Glen Falls Commodores (NYSL)
1948-49 Glen Falls Commodores (NYSL)
1949-50 New York Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1951-52 Saratoga / Schenectady Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1952-53 Hazleton/Glen Falls/Saratoga Harlem Yankees (ABL)

Not 100% sure on this identification. There is only one Clarence Forbes of the right age and race to be found at Clarence Llewelyn Forbes. He would go on to a long military career, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was a Tuskegee Airmen in World War 2. I would like confirmation that our Airman was also the basketball player.



1 comment:

  1. Clarence Forbes is my grandfather. The person in this picture is not him.