Carl Holden, Sr.
Nicknames: Yogi, Deep Freezer, Hoghead
Positions: c, of
Team: Birmingham Black Barons
Born: August 22, 1941, Madison, Alabama
Baseball Career Highlights:
"While playing with the Black Barons in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, I got base hits in my first two at bats."
Holden earned a certificate in data processing from Drake Technical College and Alabama A&M University while working with the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. He is the owner of a small business that he established 27 years ago. Holden also was a football coach and little league baseball coach for two and four years, respectively. In addition, he is an active member of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Brotherhood.
Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
• Letter of Commendation from President William Jefferson
• Entered Into the Congressional Record by U.S. Representative
Earl Hillard (Alabama)
• Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Birmingham,
• Keys to the City of Birmingham, Alabama
• Resolution Proclaiming the Continuing Contributions of the
Legends of Negro Baseball and the Birmingham Black Barons
• Alabama A & M University's Certificate of Appreciation in
Recognition of Negro Leagues Baseball Players for Black
Source: NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.