Walter Kirby Higbe

Walter Kirby Higbe

Birth
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Death 6 May 1985 (aged 70)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8849866 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8849866
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Kirby Higbe (8 Apr 1915–6 May 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8849866, citing Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .