Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Negro League baseball history fact for today

Larry Nathaniel Kimbrough was an ambidextrous (pitched right handed and left handed) Negro League baseball pitcher in the late 1940’s.  Nicknamed “Schoolboy”, Kimbrough began pitching for the Philadelphia Stars in 1942, when he was nineteen years old.  He started with a flash pitching a shutout against the Newark Eagles.   After two seasons, he was drafted into the military and did not return to the Stars until 1946.  But Kimbrough did not reach his pre-military promise on the mound and never became a star pitcher.  However, he did pitch one game both ways; right handed and left handed.

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