Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Negro League baseball history fact for today
Former Negro League ballplayer George Crowe once held the Major League record for career pinch hit home runs (14). Crowe played Negro League baseball in the late 1940’s with the New York Black Yankees and the New York Cubans in the late 1940’s. He made his Major League debut in 1952 and played for nine years (1952 – 1961) on three different teams: Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and St. Louis Cardinals. Crowe hit 31 home runs for the Reds in 1957 and was a National League All Star in 1958.