Jimmy Newberry

Jimmy Newberry
Born: (1919-06-09)June 9, 1919
Camden, Alabama, U.S.
Died: June 23, 1983(1983-06-23) (aged 64)
Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1944, for the Birmingham Black Barons
Last Pacific League appearance
1952, for the Hankyu Braves

James Lee Newberry (June 9, 1919 – June 23, 1983) was an African-American pitcher in the Negro Leagues and in the Japanese Pacific League. He played professionally from 1944 to 1956, playing with the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro American League and Hankyu Braves. Newberry and John Britton were the first African-Americans to play on a Japanese baseball team. He played in the minor leagues from 1954 to 1956.[1] Newberry died in June 1983 in Cook County, Illinois at the age of 64.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
  2. ^ Jimmy Newberrry's profile at Seamheads.com

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