Saturday, February 19, 2011

Henry Kimbro led Cuban League in hitting (.346) in 1947-48

Feb. 19: On this day in 1912, Negro leagues star Henry Kimbro was born in Nashville, Tenn.

Kimbro, who played mostly with the Baltimore Elite Giants, played four winters in the Cuban League: 1939-40 with Almendares and 1946-49 with Habana.

According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball: 1878-1961, Kimbro (shown in this 1946-47 Almanaque Deportivo card) holds the Cuban League record for most hits (104) in a season (1947-48). He also led the league in hitting (.346) in 1947-48 and stolen bases (18) in 1939-40.

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