Arthur “Art” Buren Hord (1906 – 1953)

Art Hord
Art Hord was one of Concord’s all-time favorite baseball players. A graduate of Wake Forest, he played ball in Birmingham, Alabama, in the Southern Association during the early 1930s.  Hord went on to play in the New York-Penn League, where he was voted best second baseman in 1933. He jumped his contract with the Scranton Miners in Pennsylvania to play second base for as well as manage the Concord Weavers in 1935. Hord maintained his mill job in the off season and during the 1936 season, he continued at second base and was a strong hitter which made him a local favorite. So much so at the end of the 1936 season, that Concord fans rewarded Hord who had .393 batting average at the time, with a gift and the White Brothers and Jones Oldsmobile dealership gave him a generous discount off of the car of his choice.