Sam Kimber

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Sam Kimber
Sam Kimber.jpg
Born: (1852-10-29)October 29, 1852
Died: November 7, 1925(1925-11-07) (aged 73)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1884, for the Brooklyn Atlantics
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1885, for the Providence Grays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record18-21
Earned run average3.97
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Jackson "Sam" Kimber (October 29, 1854 – November 7, 1925) was an American Major League Baseball player who pitched one full season, for the 1884 Brooklyn Atlantics of the American Association, and one game for the 1885 Providence Grays of the National League.[1]

Although his career was short, Sam did have one shining moment, on October 4, 1884, he pitched baseball's first extra-inning no-hitter. He pitched this game against the Toledo Blue Stockings, a game that lasted ten innings and ended in a 0-0 tie, when it was called because of darkness.[2]

Kimber died in his hometown of Philadelphia, he was interred at Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sam Kimber's Stats". Retrieved 2008-03-07.
  2. ^ The Dodgers Encyclopedia, pg. 296. by William McNeil. Retrieved 2008-03-07.

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Preceded by
Brooklyn Atlantics
Opening Day
Starting pitcher

Succeeded by
John Harkins
Preceded by
Ed Cushman
No-hitter pitcher
October 4, 1884
Succeeded by
John Clarkson