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Earle Combs
Birth: May 14, 1899
Death: Jul. 21, 1976

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. 
 
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 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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NOT ONLY ARE YOU LOVED FOR YOUR BASEBALL CAREER WITH THE NEW YORK YANKEES AND BEING NAMED TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, BUT...WE ARE GRATEFUL TO YOU AS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE COMBS FAMILY ASSOCIATION BEGAN IN 1963. YOU ARE BEYOND AWESOME. THANKS FOR A...(Read more)
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