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Earle Combs
Birth: May 14, 1899
Pebworth
Owsley County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1976
Richmond
Madison County
Kentucky, USA

This husky six-footer, the quiet leadoff man of the powerful 1927 Yankees covered Yankee Stadium's spacious center field, leading the league's centerfielders in putouts. Combs' specialty was the three-base hit; he had three in a 1927 game, led the AL in triples three times, and collected 154 in his career. His career came to an end in 1934 when he smashed into the wall at Sportsman's park chasing a flyball. His skull was fractured and his career ended. He was inducted into the Hall of Famer in 1970. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James J. Combs (1860 - 1941)
  Nannie Brandenburg Combs (1869 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth M. McCollum Combs (1901 - 1989)*
 
 Children:
  Earl B. Combs (1925 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matt B. Combs (1889 - 1958)*
  Earle Combs (1899 - 1976)
  Conley C. Combs (1901 - 1984)*
  Clayton Neace Combs (1906 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Richmond Cemetery
Richmond
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section T, Lot 40.
 
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Record added: Mar 02, 2001
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Earle Combs
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Earle Combs
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Earle Combs
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- bob tarte
 Added: Jul. 21, 2016
This quiet giant was a very famous New York Yankee team member, but there was so much more to this man than that! --Earle was kind, sweet, humble and family meant more to him than fame. He will always be loved and never forgotten. He was inducted into Bas...(Read more)
- Irisana
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
It is an honor and privilege to visit your Memorial. Thank you for being one of the founders of our greattt Combs Family Association which met every year at Buckhorn Lake Resort in Perry County, KY to celebrate our Combs Family. AND, that's not all...Pla...(Read more)
- I'm a Combs too
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
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