Chuck Harmon

Apr 23, 1924 – Mar 19, 2019 (Age 94)


Chuck Harmon was the first African-American to play for the Cincinnati Reds, taking the field in 1954, seven years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. For full obituary and coverage from, For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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I met Chuck about 10 years ago through the bar association. What a man, what a great life he lived. He would get my family free Reds tickets and we would sit in the handicapped section at GABP with him. Ill never forget the stories from back in the dayfrom Frank Robinson to Red Auerbach. He was a heck of a basketball player too and was one of the last cuts on the Celtics. My condolences to Cheryl and the rest of the Harmon family. Rest In Peace, Mr. Harmon.

Thanks for everything. Godspeed Mr. Harmon!

As a young lady living on ridge acres I experienced meeting MR HaRMOn. STAY off the grass . our family sends our prayers

During difficult times when hearts become saddend, May support come through family and friends and from the God of all comfort.

My memories are with his son, Chuck. I worked with him at Cincinnati Bell on the Lifeline program. I remember when I first met him and heard his name, I said "like the baseball player." He looked at me like I get that question all the time, and I did not realize the relationship until many years later, after Chuck (the son) had moved on to something else, and I saw him in a video about his Dad. Chuck, I always enjoyed working with you, and I am sure that is a reflection of your...

I had many nice visits with Chuck when he came to Gloversville. He always played golf with (and beat) my dad Hal. Condolences.

What a legend for generations to reflect on. May it comfort family and friends that Chuck will return to the days of his youth as promised at Job 33:25.

My father would talk about how nice a guy Chuck Harmon was, they would have lunch on occasion and talk baseball and the Reds. He would say Chuck loved life and his family to its fullest. I knew his son Charlie from trips to SBC and he would talk about his Mom and Pop and you could hear in his voice how proud he was of them. RIP Mr. Harmon you are a great ambassador!

we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a great player he will be truly missed. please know that so many share your grief and are praying in behalf of the family for God to provide the needed comfort and support from relatives and friends during this time of bereavement. our deepest and sincere condolences.