|George Reuben "Rube" Currie|
Currie at the 1924 Colored World Series
|Pitcher / manager|
October 10, 1898|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Died: June 11, 1966
|1920, for the Kansas City Monarchs|
|1932, for the Kansas City Monarchs|
George Reuben "Rube" Currie (October 10, 1898 – June 11, 1966) was an American pitcher and manager in Negro league baseball. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Currie made his debut for the Chicago Union Giants in 1919 before coming back to his hometown to star for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Newspaper references of the day often spelled his last name "Currie"; however, historians believe his name was actually spelled "Curry"; he was also nicknamed "Black Snake" or "King".
Known for his curveball and control, Currie is rated[by whom?] among the best pitchers of his day, and played in all four of the Negro World Series.
Currie managed in later years, coaching the East team in the 1936 East–West game.