Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – February 19, 2013

Henry Kimbro was born on this date in Nashville, Tennessee, 1912.  Spending most of his Negro League baseball career with the Baltimore Elite Giant playing with such teammates as Roy Campanella, Joe Black, and Junior Gilliam, Kimbro was considered one of the best league centerfielders in the 1940s.  A good lead-off hitter who had some power, he gained the reputation as being a doggedly determined competitor who was not friendly with opponents when on the field.   In 1941 through 1947, Kimbro played in six East-West All-Star games. 

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