Position: Right Hand Pitcher
Height: 5'9" Weight: 165 lbs
Born: February 26, 1926 Place: Mayfield, Kentucky
1940 Mayfield Black Hawks - Kitty League
1947 Omaha Rockets - Basketball Negro League
1948-1949 Kansas City Monarchs - Negro American League
1950 McCook Cats - Nebraska State League
1950 Pittsburge Pirate's farm team - Kitty League
1953 Minnesota Dukes in Duluth, Minnesota
Broke a fifty year barrier in the Kitty League on June 26, 1952 when Stubblefield became the first Negro baseball player.
His career goes back to 13 years old as a batboy then at 14 Stubblefield played for the Mayfield Hawks.
After a stint in the Navy, Stubblefield signed a contract to play baseball with an all black club for the Western League in Omaha, Neb.
Stubblefield pitched for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1948 and 1949, reportedly winning 20 games in his first season.
During his baseball career Stubblefield was a radio show host with WKTM Radio in Mayfield - "Kick with Mick."
Stubblefield was given the name Mickey because of his shoes. They were always hand-me-downs and usually too big. It was also about the time Mickey Mouse came into existence. Mickey Mouse's unusually large shoes closely resembled Stubblefield's hand-me-downs - thus the name.
He received raving reports from sportswriters all across the country, especially in the 42 states which were on the Monarch's barn storming tour.
Stubblefield played with the Monarchs for three years, and played on the same field with such baseball greats as Satchel Paige and James (Cool Papa) Bell.
Mayfield Manager Red Barrett utilized Stubblefield as a starter and reliever. He was also known as the "Mayfield Mounder."
He pitched only in Mayfield because of racial fears in most Kitty League towns.