Clarence Reginald “Fats” Jenkins
(1898 – 1968)
Clarence Reginald “Fats” Jenkins was an African American left fielder in the Negro Leagues from 1920 through 1940. He ended his career around seven years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Jenkins was born in New York City. His best year, and one of his most well-documented, came with the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants in 1929; he batted .358 that season.