Friday, March 8, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact of the day

Andy "Pullman" Porter was born on March 7, 1911; in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The 6'3" or 6'4" hard throwing right hander was one of best pitchers for the Negro League Elite Giant franchise.  First when the team was in Nashville (1932 - 1934), then Columbus, Ohio (1935), Washington, D.C. (1936 - 1937), and finally in Baltimore (1938).  Like many other Negro League players, Porter was given the opportunity to maker more by playing in the Mexican League after the 1938 season.  He returned to the Baltimore Elite Giants in 1942 and was again one of their best pitchers.  "Pullman" Porter pitched on teams in South America, Cuba, and Canada.

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