William "Sou" Bridgeforth

 

 

Age: 97

 

Summary: the last surviving owner of a Negro Leagues baseball team who during the mid-1940's purchased the Baltimore Elite Giants for $11,000 (which included the team bus) and who later owned the Birmingham Black Barons.

 

 

Cause of Death: Leukemia

 

Born: March 23, 1907

 

Died: July 22, 2004

 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee