Herb Simpson

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Herb Simpson
Born: (1920-08-29)August 29, 1920
Hahnville, Louisiana
Died: January 7, 2015(2015-01-07) (aged 94)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Negro league baseball debut
1946, for the Seattle Steelheads
Last appearance
1954, for the Albuquerque Dukes

Herbert Harold Simpson (August 29, 1920 – January 7, 2015) was an American baseball player in the Negro Leagues. He played for the Seattle Steelheads in the West Coast Negro Baseball League. He also played for the Birmingham Black Barons and the Chicago American Giants. In the Minor Leagues, he played for the Spokane Indians and the Albuquerque Dukes.[1][2]

Simpson died in January 2015 in New Orleans. He was 94.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Negro Leaguer Herb Simpson passes away". MLB.com. January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Herb Simpson, pioneering black baseball player & La. native, dies at 94". wwltv.com. January 9, 2015. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.

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