Albert Clyde Youngblood
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 202 lb.
- Debut June 16, 1922
- Final Game July 31, 1922
- Born June 13, 1900 in Hillsboro, TX USA
- Died July 6, 1968 in Amarillo, TX USA
Youngblood was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 16, 1922, with the Washington Senators. He was 0-0 in two games of relief pitching, one of which he finished, with no strikeouts and 7 walks, an ERA of 14.54 and a WHIP of 3.692. He played his final MLB game on July 31, 1922 at age 22.
He returned to the minors with the Hastings Cubs in the Nebraska State League (1923), going 0-1, the Marshall Indians in the East Texas League (7-3 in 1923), Shreveport in the Texas League (1-3 in 1923), the Brookhaven Truckers in the Cotton States League (1924), the Chattanooga Lookouts and Memphis Chickashaws of the Southern Association (0-3 in 1924), the Knoxville in the South Atlantic League (2-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 1925), 1925 Brookhaven (7-6), the Kansas City Blues of the American Association (AA) (1925-1926), the Columbus Senators (AA) (0-2 in 1926 between KC and Columbus) and the Omaha Buffaloes in the Western League (10-10 in 1926), ending his baseball career at age 26.
In 1926, his best year in the minors, he was 10-12. Overall in the minors, he was 27-31 after 1922; pre-1922 stats are unavailable to my sources presently.
Youngblood was a veteran of both World War I and World War II (BN). He owned the Big State Auction in Amarillo, TX. He died at age 68 on July 6, 1968 at his home in Amarillo from a heart attack and is buried at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.
Principal sources for Albert Youngblood include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) ; The Texas League in Baseball, 1888-1958 by Marshall D. Wright; The Southern Association in Baseball, 1885-1961 by Marshall D. Wright; The American Association: Year-By-Year Statistics for the Baseball Minor League, 1902-1952 by Marshall D. Wright; and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.