Harry Elmo Else
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut 1932
- Final Game 1940
- Born January 9, 1906 in Terrell, TX USA
- Died December 28, 1986 in San Diego, CA USA
Else started off with the minor Monroe Monarchs in 1931. Two years later, he moved to the New Orleans Crescent Stars for a season then faded to the even smaller New Orleans Creoles. In 1936, he made it to the top Negro League squads at age 32 with the Kansas City Monarchs as a backup to Quincy Trouppe. Despite being a back-up, Else was the starting catcher for the West in the 1936 East-West Game, hitting 6th. He went 0 for 1 with a walk before being replaced behind the plate by Subby Byas in a 10-2 loss. Else was the Monarchs starter in 1938 and hit .308. Two years later, he concluded his career with the Chicago American Giants.
- All-Star (1936)
- The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley
- The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway
- Black Baseball's National Showcase by Larry Lester