Jimmie Crutchfield: All-Star Baseball Player In Negro League Baseball

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Jimmie Crutchfield was born on May 15 1910, in Ardmore Missouri. He served in the military during world War II for a year and was an All- Star baseball player in Negro League baseball. He position on the team was an outfielder. Crutchfield was know as a defensive specialist in the outfield and a speedy offensive threat. Crutchfield joined Birmingham Black Barons after graduating from college. The following year he moved to the indianapolis ABC’s but the team ran into financial problems. He left them to go play for Pittsburgh Crawford, where he stayed for five years. While he was there him, Ted Page and Cool Papa Bell formed what is considered the best outfield in the Negro Leagues. This performance earned him three appearances in the East-West
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