Harry Leon Simpson
(Suitcase or Goody)
Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: December 3, 1925 in Atlanta, GA
Signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1949.
Debut: April 21, 1951 (Age 25.139, 8,364th in MLB history)
vs. SLB 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/Yankees/WhiteSox/Pirates 1951-1959
Last Game: September 27, 1959 (Age 33.298)
vs. CIN 5 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 3, 1979 in Akron, OH
Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, GA
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News -- July 2015
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News -- September 2014
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News -- December 2012
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News -- September 2012
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