George Shively

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George Shively
Left fielder
Born: (1893-01-03)January 3, 1893
Lebanon, Kentucky
Died: June 7, 1962(1962-06-07) (aged 69)
Bloomington, Indiana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Negro league baseball debut
1910, for the West Baden Sprudels
Last appearance
1924, for the Washington Potamacs

George "Rabbit" Shively (January 3, 1893 – June 7, 1962) was an African-American baseball left fielder in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1910 to 1924 with various teams. He played mostly with the Indianapolis ABCs.[5]

He was asked to leave the Indianapolis ABCs to Captain the "Lyon's Black Devils" baseball team of Kokomo, Indiana for part of the 1919 season,[3] then later that year left for the East Coast where he appears to have played the rest of his career.

Shively died in 1962 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Bloomington, Indiana. A limestone monument was dedicated on his gravesite in the Rosehill Cemetery on April 4, 2015 in a community ceremony memorializing Shively and 10 other African Americans also buried in unmarked graves.[6]


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