Grave Story: Jim Kirby (1923-2009)

Here lies Jim Kirby, who appeared in 3 games for the 1949 Chicago Cubs. A long-time outfielder and occasional infielder in the minor leagues, Kirby had two games as a pinch hitter and one as a pinch runner. He never appeared on defense in his short MLB career. Kirby, a South Nashville native, was born … Continue reading Grave Story: Jim Kirby (1923-2009)

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Grave Story: Otis Clymer (1876-1926)

Here lies Otis Clymer, a speedy outfielder who played for four teams in the majors and several championship teams in the minors. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1905-07), Washington Senators (1907-09), Chicago Cubs (1913) and Boston Braves (1913). Otis Edgar Clymer was born in Pine Grove, Pa., on January 27, 1876. His professional debut … Continue reading Grave Story: Otis Clymer (1876-1926)