Holsey "Scrip" Lee
1999 aluminum plate lithograph signed, limited edition of 20 22 x 30 Available for purchase. Go to the Buy Prints page.
Holsey Scranton Scriptus Lee (a name like that is worth mentioning) was a submarine pitcher during the twenties and thirties. His diverse arsenal of pitches enabled one of his early teams, the Hilldale Daisies, to capture three Eastern Colored League Championships from 1923-25, and a World Series victory over the Kansas City Monarchs in 1925. Lee was also a reliable bunter and excelled at squeeze plays to help earn his keep at the plate.
Before baseball, Scrip Lee had a decorated military career by the age of twenty. He joined the National Guard at seventeen, and with General Pershingâ€™s outfit, went to the Mexican border to quell Pancho Villaâ€™s uprising. Then, as part of the 372nd Infantry attached to the 157th French Brigade, Lee earned two Battle Stars and a Purple Heart in WWI.