Earle Bryan Combs
The Kentucky Colonel Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: May 14, 1899 in Pebworth, KY
School: Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
( All Transactions) Debut: April 16, 1924 (Age 24)
vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Team: Yankees 1924-1935 Final Game: September 29, 1935 (Age 36)
vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1970.
View at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
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Died: July 21, 1976 in Richmond, KY Buried: Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, KY
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10/21 Radical Baseball: Small ball for small minds.:
From SABR bio of Earle Combs:
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