Tom Gee

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Tom Gee
Catcher
Born: (1900-02-09)February 9, 1900
Cleburne, Texas
Died: August 15, 1984(1984-08-15) (aged 84)
Phoenix, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1925, for the Lincoln Giants
Last appearance
1926, for the Lincoln Giants
Teams

Thomas Henry Gee, Jr. (February 9, 1900 – August 15, 1984) was an African-American baseball catcher in the Negro Leagues.

Biography[edit]

Gee was born in Cleburne, Texas. He played for the minor league Abilene Eagles of the West Texas League from 1920-1922.[1] He then played for the Lincoln Giants in 1925. In 1926, he started the year with the Newark Stars, but returned to the Giants after Newark disbanded midseason.[2]

He died on August 15, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Family life[edit]

Gee's brother, Rich Gee, also played in the Negro Leagues, and was Tom's teammate with the Giants in 1925 and 1926.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Frazier (2000). Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball League. Syracuse University Press. p. 13. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Forgotten Heroes: George "Tubby" Scales" (PDF). Center for Negro League Baseball Research. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6. 

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