Tatum attended Booker T. Washington High School in Arkansas where he played basketball, football, and baseball. Tatum loved playing basketball and making people laugh. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. GREAT NEWS! The email does not appear to be a valid email address. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Oops, we were unable to send the email. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. Please enter location or other information that may help the volunteer in fulfilling this request. Negro Leagues Baseball Player, Hall of Fame Basketball Player. At that time Goose was probably the most recognized athlete in the world. We’ve updated the security on the site. Wiki Bio of Reece ‘Goose’ Tatum net worth is updated in 2020. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? He held the ball effortlessly in one hand and confused defenders with his ball fakes and no-look passes. Please try again. Tatum and the Trotters performed throughout the world for millions of fans that included kings, popes and presidents. English On February 8, 2002, Tatum’s number 50 jersey was retired by the Harlem Globetrotters. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Resend Activation Email. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Tatum, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Givens, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marques_Haynes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Magicians, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Elmore, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hall_(basketball), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit%E2%80%93New_Orleans_Stars. He died at the age of forty-five in El Paso, Texas. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Drag images here or select from your computer for Goose Tatum memorial. John Ford . A system error has occurred. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? He first made his mark in baseball in the 1930s, as a solid hitter first baseman for the Louisville Black Colonels in the Negro Leagues. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. He began his career at 16 playing for the Louisville Black Colonels. All Google's trademarks are the properties of Google Inc. Should any trademark attribution be missing, mistaken or erroneous, please contact me as soon as possible for rectification. There is a problem with your email/password. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. In 1941, he became a member of the popular Harlem Globetrotters and played two seasons before being drafted. In 2002, Tatum's number 50 was retired by the Globetrotters and the entire Globetrotters team is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. × Goose was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. He wove numerous comic routines into his play and became a crowd pleaser known as the original ‘clown prince' of the Trotters. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Year should not be greater than current year. After serving in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, he returned to baseball playing for the Indianapolis Clowns and was in the East-West All-Star game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois in 1947. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. He later formed his own team known as the Harlem Magicians with former Globetrotters player Marques Haynes. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. This account has been disabled. Family members linked to this person will appear here. Here is a video of the 2014 Edward 'Goose' Tatum slide show presentation as he was inducted in the Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 8, 2014. Please try again later. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Reece “Goose” Tatum, dubbed the Clown Prince of Basketball, starred for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1942-1954, except for the two years that he served in the military. Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. He was an outstanding ball handler credited by many as the inventor of the hook shot and poured in 50 points or more a game. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. Failed to remove flower. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. In 1942, he was signed to the Harlem Globetrotters and had an 11-year career with the team. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Goose played professional baseball in the Negro leagues. GREAT NEWS! Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Try again later. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. GREAT NEWS! Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. Records may include photos, original documents, family history, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names. He was an actor, known for Go Man Go (1954), Basketball Headliners of 1951 (1951) and Basketball Headliners of 1954 (1954).