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Stearnes and Kimbro: Major Leaguers at Last

Stearnes and Kimbro: Major Leaguers at Last

Update: 2024-06-10
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Negro Leaguers statistics for past years have been elevated equal to that of Major League players. Not all years, but in particular, seven leagues for various seasons. No easy task for researchers and historians who have been working on this project, it now brings to light the on-the-field efforts of many Black baseball players, as the stats now change leaderboards in many categories.

Two native Nashville players, Norman "Turkey" Stearnes and Henry Kimbro, recognized for the talents but not within the comparisons of other major leaguers, now are considered among the best of all time. Josh Gibson, another Negro Leagues great, has now become the leader in some yearly and career statistics overcoming Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.

In this episode, I highlight the reasoning behind the initiative, and call attention to two of Nashville's favorite baseball sons. Be sure to listen!

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Stearnes and Kimbro: Major Leaguers at Last

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