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Walter Kirby Higbe
Birth: Apr. 8, 1915
Death: May 6, 1985

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he dropped out of high school and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a right handed pitcher in 1933, playing his rookie season with Muskogee of the Western League. After a few years in the minors, he made his Major League debut with the Chicago Cubs on October 3, 1937. For 12 seasons, he played with the Chicago Cubs (1937-38), Philadelphia Phillies (1939-40), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-43, 1946-47), Pittsburgh Pirates (1948-49) and the New York Giants in 1950. Twice he was an All star in 1940 and 1946, led the National League in strikeouts with 137 in 1940 and in wins with 22 in 1941. He ended his career with a record of 118 wins, 110 loss, 11 shutouts, 24 saves, 971 strikeouts and a 3.69 earned run average. He died at the age of 70 in Columbia, South Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: May 30, 2004
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